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Joffrey Ballet * The Rite of Spring

Joffrey Ballet & “Le Sacre du printemps”

Certainly no other piece of classical music has been written about as much as has Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” But since its premiere in May, 1913, Nijinsky’s choreography was almost immediately forgotten (or suppressed). But in 1987 the Joffrey Ballet presented a marvelous reconstruction, and their performance was broadcast on PBS. The tape of that original reconstruction has […]

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The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring

“These are some of the most revolutionary notes in the whole history of music, the climax of the sacrificial dance of the “Rite of Spring.” So begins Michael Tilson Thomas’ and the San Franscicso Orchestra’s “Keeping Score”, an hour long film about this piece. Most people tend to forget that the “Rite of Spring” is […]

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