The Rite of Spring

Erik Satie

In June of 1912, Igor Stravinsky premiered the piano version of his daring new work The Rite of Spring, a year before its orchestral unveiling. His piano-playing partner was none other than Claude Debussy. Classical music has never been the same since the public first heard it.

Tune in to The Bridge on Friday, June 27th at 10 pm to hear a jam-packed night of great music and interesting conversation.  

The premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring took place on May 29, 1913. The composer's completely original instrumentation and rhythms, and his use of dissonance, have made this work one of the most important of the 20th century, not to mention the riot and ensuing scandal that caused the Paris premiere to be one of the most shocking in all of performance history. 

Hear more about it on today's broadcast - Sunday, June 30, 4 to 6 pm.