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The Rite of Spring - The 100 Year Shock-Wave

In this anniversary documentary, the ballet’s 100 year shock-wave is traced from its initial explosion on May 29th 1913 right up to the present time. 

This show features a brief interviews and first-hand recollections of the famous first night from Dame Marie Rambert, who was one of the dancers, and Igor Stravinsky, who was in the audience, lead through memories of the Berlin premiere in 1923 and the 50th anniversary performance in London conducted by Pierre Monteux, who was the original conductor in 1913, up to comments on the work’s enduring power from major artists of today: dancer Dame Monica Mason, and conductors Sir Colin Davis and Valery Gergiev. The program will also feature extended excerpts from “The Rite of Spring” as conducted by Valery Gergiev.

This radio special is available to be aired, at no cost, anytime after May 1st. 

Program Schedule

PROGRAM #:   RTE 13-01
RELEASE:   May 1, 2013

Stravinsky:   The Rite of Spring (Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev) Decca 478 3728
Stravinsky discusses The Rite of Spring Philips ABL 3335
(Vinyl LP - not issued on CD)
Stravinsky remembers The Rite of Spring Sony 88697 103112


Please Note:  Stations may broadcast this program twice before December 31, 2013. 
Please notify Tony Macaluso or Carol Martinez.  Thanks.