Igor’s Asymmetry Racket

The last post was about the scandalous uproar at the ballet premiere of The Rite of Spring.  The riot at opening night of The Rite is one of the most famous stories in music.  On February 18, 1914 the music was played in its first concert performance (music only, no dance).  This orchestra premiere (nine... Continue Reading →

The Rite of Spring is so Right

Le Sacre Du Printemps : in english, The Rite of Spring. The subtitle reads “Pictures of Pagan Russia in Two Parts”.  After the record breaking cold and snow of the Polar Vortex 2014, springtime cannot come soon enough.  I have to share a tradition I have for myself on the first day of Spring.  For... Continue Reading →

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