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The Rite of Spring’s Influence on Composers
In celebration of Igor Stravinsky's iconic Rite of Spring, premiered May 29, 1913, present-day Boosey & Hawkes composers discuss how Stravinsky has impacted their lives and music, and the enduring legacy of The Rite over 100 years later.
Featured composers (in order of appearance): Sean Shepherd, David T. Little, Sebastian Currier, Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, and Steven Mackey
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The Rite of Spring
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
Performed by Lorin Maazel and The Cleveland Orchestra
Courtesy of Telarc/Concord
Special thanks to the Fondation Igor Stravinsky and Sony Classical for their generous permission to use their photographs in this film.
Stravinsky (ca. 1927), courtesy George Grantham Bain Collection, US Library of Congress; Stravinsky conducting (1962), courtesy Brazilian National Archives; "Stravinsky Conducts Le Savre du Printemps," courtesy of Sony Classical; Stravinsky at the Seattle Airport (1952), courtesy of Fondation Igor Stravinsky; "Igor Stravinsky Conducting L'Histoire du Soldat Suite," courtesy of Sony Classical; "Stravinsky conducts Cantata (1952), Mass (1948), In Memoriam Dylan Thomas (1954)," courtesy of Sony Classical; "Stravinsky Conducts Favorite Short Pieces," courtesy of Sony Classical; "Stravinsky Conducts Music for Chamber and Jazz Ensembles," courtesy of Sony Classical
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