Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps: Part I – 2. The Harbingers of Spring, Dance of the Adolescents. Performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Herbert von Karajan.
This caused riots in Paris? In Paris?? I guess times have changed. This almost sounds like it could be from a Disney movie. It would fit right in with parts of The Lion King. My little nieces would love dancing along to this piece. Seriously, I do know that this was featured in Fantasia (wasn’t it?). I can’t listen to it without picturing dinosaurs lifting up their heads and looking around. Anyway, I guess that’s what Small meant when he wrote about “this ability of our society to absorb into itself and neutralize revolt that has characterized the history of music […] in our century”.
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(This post was originally posted on my leipzig48.com blog “Dancing about Architecture”.)