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Spring Rounds (from The Rite of Spring)
Sir Simon Rattle
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky
BBC Proms 2019 , Collection 2 , From Listening to Composing

Collection 2 #53

You heard music by Igor Stravinsky, written over 100 years ago. People were so shocked by the music that they rioted at the first performance, in 1913! Stravinsky said that he wanted the music to represent the beginning of spring in Russia, where the winter snow melts very suddenly, and flowers and trees begin to…

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