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Work: Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

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ComposerStravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)
Period20th century
Work typeDance
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LondonLondon Piano Festival Fundraising Gala with Charles Owen, Katya Apekisheva with special guests Imogen Cooper & Bill Laurance

© Viktor Erik Emanuel
Chopin, Liszt, Stravinsky
Katya Apekisheva; Charles Owen

LondonLSO/Rattle: Stravinsky Ballets

© London Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

BambergKlaus Maria Brandauer as Narrator

© Nik Hunger
Beethoven, Stravinsky
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Klaus Maria Brandauer

MunichKlaus Maria Brandauer as Narrator

© Andreas Herzau
Beethoven, Stravinsky
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Klaus Maria Brandauer

StuttgartKlaus Maria Brandauer as Narrator

© Nik Hunger
Beethoven, Stravinsky
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Klaus Maria Brandauer
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A polished Rite from Thierry Fischer and the RPO

Thierry Fischer © Marco Borggreve
An evening of Russian classics at the Royal Festival Hall, where Esther Yoo joins the RPO to play Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. 
***11
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Excellent playing, but lacklustre conducting in Sydney

Pietari Inkinen © Nguye Phuong
The Sydney Symphony, temporarily rehoused in the ornate Victorian style Town Hall, plays grandiose Wagner and safe Stravinsky. 
***11
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Rites of ecstasy: Dausgaard pairs knockout Scriabin and Stravinsky

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the Seattle Symphony © Carlin Ma
Continuing in his inaugural Seattle Symphony season, Thomas Dausgaard casts a gorgeous spell with Scriabin but is just short of truly thrilling in Stravinsky's Modernist icon. 
***11
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Angels, devils, rites and Python: the LA Phil in London

Gustavo Dudamel © Mark Allan | Barbican
The LA Phil give us plenty of excitement in Stravinsky and Sousa and an orchestral surprise packet from Ginastera; Yuja Wang's superb pianism isn't enough to lift a disappointing Adams concerto.
****1
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A Viennese Rite of Spring in Tokyo

Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Suntory Hall
It can’t be easy for conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada to have to play second fiddle to senior maestros on the Vienna Philharmonic’s tour.
****1
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