Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music

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Renowned English pianist and musicologist Peter Hill transports audiences back a century to explore Stravinsky's scandalous new ballet, The Rite of Spring.

On May 29, 1913, Paris' Théatre des Champs-Elysées hosted the premiere of a new ballet by Igor Stravinsky. The uproar it provoked became the stuff of legend, but more than a century later, its rhyme and reason have become difficult to understand. With the help of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Bernard Haitink, pianist-musicologist Peter Hill explores Stravinsky's masterpiece and the scandal that surrounded it in a documentary that is sure to fascinate audiences.

Photo: Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg

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Directed by:
Anna Schmidt
Venue: Royal Albert Hall (London, Great Britain)
Production date: 2007
Duration: 28 min
Production: © EuroArts
Available subtitle(s): DE, Fr
Resolution: Full HD