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Keeping Score - Stravinsky. Tilson Thomas/San Francisco SO [DVD]

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In 1913, with Europe on the brink of war, a fashionable Parisian audience reacted with hostile frenzy to the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's new work, 'The Rite of Spring.' The ballet's shocking music and dance provoked a riot that evening and soon afterwards was recognized as perhaps the most revolutionary piece of the 20th century. It still has that reputation today. In this DVD, Michael Tilson Thomas and the musicians of the San Francisco Symphony take you from the salons of St. Petersburg to the villages where Stravinsky found inspiration in the earthy power of Russian folk music and dance. MTT then retraces Stravinsky's journey to the cultural crossroads of pre-war Paris. There, in collaboration with the great impresario Diaghilev and his star dancer Nijinsky, Stravinsky developed the shocking, erotic and violent evocation of pagan Russia that became 'The Rite of Spring.' Nearly a century later, this masterwork remains as exhilarating and liberating as music can be, and MTT and the San Francisco Symphony show you why.

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Picture Format: NTSC


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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Le sacre du printemps
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Studio/Live: Live