Blue Devils Announce 2013 Program
Almost no musical work has had such a powerful influence or evoked as much controversy as Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score “The Rite of Spring”. The work’s premiere was scandalous. In addition to the outrageous costumes, Nijinsky’s unusual choreography and the bizarre story of pagan sacrifice, Stravinsky’s musical innovations provoked a seismic response. With its violence, dissonance, and apparent cacophony, the music was as energetic and primitive as the theme.
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