First Nights - Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring: Modernism, Ballet, and Riots
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- Igor Stravinskyâs The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris in 1913, sparking a riot and screaming so loud that the dancers could not hear the orchestra, and the choreographer had to shout numbers from backstage to keep the dancers on beat. The Rite of Spring continues to challenge listeners. According to Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring was intended to portray âthe surge of spring, the magnificent upsurge of nature reborn.â As you will see, Stravinskyâs description is almost frighteningly apt! Harvardâs Thomas Forrest Kelly (Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music) guides learners through The Rite of Spring , highlighting not only the contributions of Stravinsky, the composer, but also those of his collaborators. Professor Kelly takes learners through the balletâs development, rehearsals, and finally, premiere performance, and he explores just how and why The Rite of Spring challenged (and to a certain extent, continues to challenge) its listeners. You will learn about the balletâs innovative choreography, the basics of 20th-century orchestral form and technique, and the circumstances of this balletâs first performance and subsequent history. Learners in this course need not have any prior musical experience.
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