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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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AmsterdamJaap van Zweden conducts

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Padding, Mahler, Stravinsky
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden

AmsterdamJaap van Zweden conducts

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Padding, Britten, Stravinsky
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Simone Lamsma

HamburgLes Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

© Maxim Schulz
Lully, Rameau, Delibes, Massenet, Stravinsky
Les Siècles; François-Xavier Roth

SevilleHermanos Jussen

© Marco Borggreve
Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky
Arthur Jussen; Lucas Jussen

LisbonThe Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring
Beethoven, Stravinsky
Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon; Lorenzo Viotti
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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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Just like 1913: CBSO YO taps into the shock of The Rite of Spring

Andrew Gourlay © Johan Persson
The CBSO Youth Orchestra under Andrew Gourlay both succumb to and transcend imperfections in their performances of Prokofiev and Stravinsky.
****1
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Joshua Weilerstein’s perceptive insights in Liverpool

Joshua Weilerstein © Felix Broede
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra give the UK premiere of one of André Previn's final works, while Joshua Weilerstein’s Rite of Spring brings a devastating blow in a programme of unique musical voices.
****1
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