This centenary edition bundle includes: The Rite Of Spring: Facsimile of the Autograph Full Score The Rite Of Spring: Facsimile of the version for Piano Four-hands Avatar of Modernity: The Rite Of Spring Reconsidered (Collected Essays)
One hundred years ago, on 29 May 2013, a seminal work of the 20th century was premiered in Paris: Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. It was an epochal moment in the history of both music and ballet, and it signalled the breakthrough into Modernism. Subtitled ‘Scenes from Pagan Russia’, it is a work of international scope created as a collaboration among leading figures working in multiple genres – and a masterpiece of extraordinary artistic potency. The Rite reflects an entire century, and is reflected there in return.
To honour this occasion the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, which houses the Stravinsky archive, is issuing a Centenary Edition in three volumes published for the first time: an annotated facsimile of the autograph full score, another of the composer’s version for piano four-hands and a new collection of essays by leading Stravinsky scholars.
These limited edition volumes offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for anyone interested in contemporary music and art.