The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky, Igor)

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Moscow: Muzyka, 1965.

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Mineola: Dover Publications, 1989.

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Kiev: Musytschna Ukraina, n.d.(ca.1980).

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Berlin: Editions Russes de Musique, 1921.

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 hands (Stravinsky)
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First edition (reprint)

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Berlin: Editions Russes de Musique, n.d.(1914). Plate R.M.V. 196.

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Mineola: Dover Publications, 1989.

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General Information

Work Title The Rite of Spring
Alternative Title Le sacre du printemps
Весна священная Vesna svyashchennaya
Composer Stravinsky, Igor
Movements/Sections 2
Year/Date of Composition 1913
First Performance 1913-5-29 in Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Ballets Russes; Pierre Monteux (conductor)
First Publication 1913
Average Duration 33 minutes
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Le sacre du printemps - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

The final chord requires the cellos to retune a string (scordatura) so it may be played "open" (unstopped by the fingers and consequently more resonant) as part of a quadruple stop.

Ballets by Igor Stravinsky
  • Le baiser de la fée (1928)
  • Jeu de cartes (1936)
  • Danses concertantes for chamber orchestra (1942)
  • Scènes de ballet (1944)
  • Orpheus, for chamber orchestra (1947)
  • Agon (1957)
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