Wednesday 29 May 2013

Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

The fact that it has made the news that it is the centenary of the first public playing of Stravinsky's divisive piece The Rite of Spring it heartening.

Back when I was younger and studied music this piece absolutely blew my mind. I was enthralled and even listening to it again today it moved me to tears.

The fact that this time 100 years ago upon its received with such disdain and outrage that it provoked the audience into a riotous frenzy is near mythical.

I adore it. More people should.

Read more in this piece by the Guardian, I simply wanted to express my genuine love for this piece.