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      May 26, 2013

      Stravinsky, arr Parker: The Rite of Spring: Part I (Adoration of the Earth) (16:08)

      Jon Kimura Parker has released his fierce new transcription of The Rite of Springin time for the work’s centenary in May. He began by tackling The Rite by ear but his obsession with playing this music at the piano began in earnest when he discovered Stravinsky’s piano duet arrangement. “I noticed that Stravinsky, having arranged the duet primarily to facilitate ballet rehearsal, was less fastidious with details than I had expected,” wrote Parker. “I became engrossed in adding instrumental lines that had been left out.  From there, it was a natural evolution to try to manage it all myself.”

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