Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

The Rite of Spring

Beatrice Rana is the piano soloist and conductor Ryan Bancroft faces a crucial task. We hear music by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Stravinsky.

No other individual work has had the same crucial significance for the music of our time as Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Its world premiere in 1913 in Paris is one of the most spectacular scandals in music history. The audience booed and screamed, Stravinsky was furious and left the venue. No, artistic innovation is not always received with open arms, but as everything matures with time, music that was initially met with resistance can evolve into a revered part of the repertoire – as with Rite of Spring, a modern classic. 

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led in a masterful sampling of orchestral literature by its chief conductor designate, award-winning American Ryan Bancroft. “A dancing conductor bodes well for the musicians,” wrote newspaper SvD after the 2021 Nobel Prize Concert.

In the final of the 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, the demonic violinist Nicolò Paganini created a theme that has always fascinated audiences and inspired other composers. Serge Rachmaninoff took advantage of the possibilities of the theme when he composed his virtuosic and at times inconceivably beautiful variations for piano and orchestra. 

The soloist is Italian Beatrice Rana, who has been praised by audiences and critics alike and is a regular soloist on the world’s major stages. She debuted with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in January 2020 with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

  • The music

  • György Ligeti Concert Românesc
  • Serge Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra
  • Encore:
  • Aleksandr Skryabin Prelude No. 11 in B major from 24 Preludes for piano op 11
  • Claude Debussy Etude No. 6 ”Pour les huit doigts” from 12 Etudes for piano, Book No. 1
  • Interview with Ryan Bancroft and Beatrice Rana
  • Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ryan Bancroft conductor
  • Beatrice Rana piano

About the video

  • Published online 11 June 2023.
  • Filmed 25 May 2023.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

The Rite of Spring

Beatrice Rana is the piano soloist and conductor Ryan Bancroft faces a crucial task. We hear music by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Stravinsky.

About the video

  • Published online 11 June 2023.
  • Filmed 25 May 2023.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

No other individual work has had the same crucial significance for the music of our time as Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Its world premiere in 1913 in Paris is one of the most spectacular scandals in music history. The audience booed and screamed, Stravinsky was furious and left the venue. No, artistic innovation is not always received with open arms, but as everything matures with time, music that was initially met with resistance can evolve into a revered part of the repertoire – as with Rite of Spring, a modern classic. 

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led in a masterful sampling of orchestral literature by its chief conductor designate, award-winning American Ryan Bancroft. “A dancing conductor bodes well for the musicians,” wrote newspaper SvD after the 2021 Nobel Prize Concert.

In the final of the 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, the demonic violinist Nicolò Paganini created a theme that has always fascinated audiences and inspired other composers. Serge Rachmaninoff took advantage of the possibilities of the theme when he composed his virtuosic and at times inconceivably beautiful variations for piano and orchestra. 

The soloist is Italian Beatrice Rana, who has been praised by audiences and critics alike and is a regular soloist on the world’s major stages. She debuted with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in January 2020 with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

  • The music

  • György Ligeti Concert Românesc
  • Serge Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for piano and orchestra
  • Encore:
  • Aleksandr Skryabin Prelude No. 11 in B major from 24 Preludes for piano op 11
  • Claude Debussy Etude No. 6 ”Pour les huit doigts” from 12 Etudes for piano, Book No. 1
  • Interview with Ryan Bancroft and Beatrice Rana
  • Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Ryan Bancroft conductor
  • Beatrice Rana piano

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

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