Stravinsky – Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) / Symphonies D’Instrument Vent / Boulez, London Symphony Orchestra: …

August 23, 2013

Stravinsky - Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) / Symphonies D
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The bad boy of classical music at mid-century, Pierre Boulez made an infamous comment about burning down all the opera houses that was incendiary, to say the least, but it pointed to the fact that Boulez needed to burn bridges to pave the way for a new kind of music. That he became friends with, and later championed the music of, Igor Stravinsky, is odd if only because Stravinsky went through so many stylistic changes–from seductive exoticism to neo-baroque to 12-tone serialism–that Bo…

Pierre Boulez conducts Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” (The Rites of Spring), which was originally commissioned by Diaghilev for his Ballets Russes. The magnificent score premiered in Paris in 1913. The rhythmic complexities of “Sacre” are notorious, but in the hands of a master of modern music and one of the world’s top orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the elemental barbarism of the music is thrilling. This program also includes “Symphonies D’Instrument A Vent” and a short…

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