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Leonard Slatkin conducts Barber, Gershwin and Stravinsky – With Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Orchestre national de Lyon

Leonard Slatkin conducts Barber, Gershwin and Stravinsky – With Jean-Yves Thibaudet Orchestre national de Lyon

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For the hundredth anniversary of the Rite of Spring premiere, Leonard Slatkin pays a tribute to one of the most revolutionary pieces of the Belle Epoque. Follow the live webcast on medici.tv!

While working on The Firebird, the idea came up to Stravinsky to compose a work picturing an epic pagan rite where a young maid is sacrificed to the gods of the earth to bring back Spring and the "mystery of its creative power." On Mai 29, 1913, The Rite of Spring was premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, which had recently opened in Paris. The first performance of the piece is still remembered today as one of the biggest artistic scandal of the early 20th century. It led to a riot among the audience which, Stravinsky remembers, prevented the dancers of the Ballets Russes to hear the music from the orchestra pit. The score featured radically modern and unsettling innovations: dissonant harmonies, absence of melody, furious fortissimos and the frenetic rhythm of the "Sacrificial Dance" where dance amounts to trance. The Rite is a musical landmark which irreparably changed the way music would be thought.

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Program

  • Samuel Barber, Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
  • George Gershwin, Concerto in F
  • Frederic Chopin, Nocturnes Op. 9
    • No. 2 in E-flat Major
  • Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

Details

  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Loisil
  • Venue: Auditorium de Lyon (Lyon, France)
  • Broadcast date: April 11, 2013, 8 p.m.
  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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