Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
James Baillieu and Libby Burgess give a much anticipated performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, postponed from 2020. This electrifying music provoked riots and disbelief when it was premiered in 1913: the pounding dance rhythms and brutal harmonic language were a far cry from the traditional ballet scores in whose footsteps it followed.
The composer’s own piano duet arrangement is virtuousic and gripping: in this, Stravinsky’s anniversary year, we celebrate his most notorious and captivating work.
Performers: JB, LB