Classical
9:31 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Rite of Spring 100th Today

Wednesday, May 29 is the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and while it no longer causes riots it still sounds radical, wild, and fresh. Hear it - introduced by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross - in the 6 PM hour of Performance Today.  In the afternoon Barney Sherman will play part of it in the version Stravinsky first published, for piano four hands.

Igor Stravinsky, sketched by his friend and collaborator Pablo Picasso
Credit public domain