There is little debate among music-lovers that The Rite of Spring tops the list of pieces that changed the world, not chronologically, or necessarily in degree of importance, but in its ability to evoke discussion and yet another re-telling of the riot that erupted at its premiere
Thursday, February 14, 2013 by Noel Morris
This group is a KICK. Their collaborations are truly inspired: Roberto Sierra, Wayne Shorter, Paquito D’Rivera. They do the old, the new–sometimes they write their own music. These conservatory musicians feed on new inspirations, while digging deeper into their classical roots.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by Carolyn Paulin
This week conductor David Robertson leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in concerts that feature music by Olivier Messiaen (his colorful “Offrandes oubliees”),the violin Concerto by Alban Berg, and the wonderful “Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky. The contretemps surrounding its first performance in Paris in 1913 is well-known. But my first experience with the amazing more…
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by Louise Frank
On December 23 at 3pm WFMT will play The Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky in a performance by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Chailly. Here is a video of the composer on the podium with the Royal Philharmonia Orchestra in a 1965 performance which was broadcast by the BBC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tGA6bpscj8 In more…