Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Recorded live in Grieghallen on 6 September 2018.

Chief conductor Edward Gardner opens the season with the piece that changed music forever, Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. 

Stravinsky’s score caused a scandal when it was first performed in 1913 and remains one of the most original and thrilling orchestral works ever conceived. This musical picture of a pagan ritual, in which a girl dances herself to death in sacrifice, is known for its brutal rhythmic drive. But it contains music of gorgeous stillness too, clothed in shimmering orchestral beauty the likes of which has never been matched.

Generously supported by RIKA AS Yvonne og Bjarne Rieber

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