Photo: Nadja Sjöström
Medlemmar ur Kungliga Filharmonikerna. Foto: Mats Lundqvist
The Rite of Spring
Stravinsky’s modern classic.
Wednesday 14 October 2020 18.00Ends approximately 19.00
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 Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, a modern classic.
The concert opens with Liguria, Andrea Tarrodi’s musical “walk” between five little towns along the west coast of Italy. “Riomaggiore, with its huge waves; Manarola, with its clock tower; Monterosso and the beach, where stressed-out swimmers tried to find somewhere to put up their colourful parasols, like a scene from a Fellini film; Vernazza, with its lookout tower and cliffs; and finally Corniglia, where the night was full of stars.”
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The musicApproximate times
Andrea Tarrodi Liguria10 min
Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring33 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Sakari Oramo conductor