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Revolutionizing Rhythms

In Early Modern on April 7, 2011 at 6:10 PM

I’ve seen quite a few performances and media that have cocked my head to the side and stare transfixed back. However, never have I seen such a performance that stemmed as far back as the early 1900’s. When first viewing Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, I was immediately taken aback at both the choreography, coupled with the orchestral accompaniment. As controversial as it was at its premiere, it is impossible to miss how much this work has had an impact on music and the arts today.

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