BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
City Halls : Grand Hall
“I heard” said Igor Stravinsky, “and I wrote what I heard. I am the vessel through which The Rite passed”. Maybe the famous opening-night punch-up has been exaggerated. But one thing’s for sure: when Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris that night in May 1913, it was a shattering moment in musical history – and we’re still feeling the aftershocks today. BBC SSO Artist-in-Association Matthias Pintscher brings a composer’s insight to this centenary performance, and directs his own creative response to Stravinsky’s seismic challenge. Bach’s superbly inventive B minor orchestral suite, meanwhile, demonstrates that revolutions don’t have to start riots.
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