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  The Rite of Spring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The complex music and violent dance steps depicting fertility rites first drew catcalls and whistles from the crowd, and there were loud arguments in the audience between supporters and opponents of the work, and were soon followed by shouts and fistfights in the aisles.
The Rite of Spring is the fourth piece to be played in the film, illustrated by "a pageant, as the story of the growth of life on Earth" according to the narrator.
Many subsequent film composers have been influenced by The Rite of Spring and sometimes make indirect references to it; for example, John Williams's theme for the Dune Sea of Tatooine in the original Star Wars soundtrack begins with a permutation of the introduction to Part II of the Rite of Spring.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rite_of_Spring   (1599 words)

 Rite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rite is an established, ceremonious, usually religious act.
rites of passage, generally changing an individual's social status, such as marriage, Christian baptism, or graduation.
Freemasonry in North America is divided into the Scottish Rite and the York Rite.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rite   (230 words)

 The Rite of Spring: Sacrificing Continuity
Thus was born the "Danse sacrale," the final scene of The Rite of Spring.
The Rite of Spring, both on the stage and in the concert hall, has continued to cause shockwaves among audiences, and the score has challenged the imagination of numerous twentieth-century composers.
The Rite of Spring was taught as a firmly established twentieth-century classic.
www.scena.org /lsm/sm5-6/RiteOfSpring-en.htm   (1056 words)

 Spring Sampler
A familiar spring chorister in the East in woods near water is Pseudacris crucifer crucifer, a tree frog.
Courtship, abduction, sacrifice--Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring has it all as Slavonic elders watch a maiden dance herself to death to appease the god of spring.
When this shot from the University Archives was made of the Harvard squad taking batting practice in the spring of 1898 (the year this magazine was founded), spirits no doubt ran high, and at season's end the team had won 21 games, tied 1, and lost only 10.
www.harvardmagazine.com /on-line/030219.html   (1897 words)

 Vernal (Spring) Equinox
As we welcome spring, people south of the equator are actually gearing up for the cooler temperatures of autumn.
It is also probably no coincidence that early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising Sun on the day of the vernal equinox.
The first day of spring also marks the beginning of Nowruz, the Persian New Year.
www.factmonster.com /spot/riteofspring1.html   (412 words)

 Milestones of the Millennium: The Rite of Spring
In this edition of Milestones of the Millennium, we explore the history surrounding “The Rite of Spring,” its infamous premiere and its tremendous impact on music ever since.
Harvard University professor Thomas Kelly suggests that one of the reasons that the Paris premiere of "The Rite of Spring" created such a furor was that it shattered everyone's expectations.
As Thomas Kelly states, "The pagans on-stage made pagans of the audience." Despite its inauspicious debut, Stravinsky's score for “The Rite of Spring” today stands as a magnificent musical masterpiece of the twentieth century.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/milestones/991110.motm.riteofspring.html   (545 words)

 deseretnews.com | 'The Rite of Spring'
"The Rite of Spring" is choreographer Glen Tetley's masterwork, according to Bronwen Curry.
Curry, who has staged "Rite of Spring" since 1992, said Tetley was one of the first choreographers to mix classical and contemporary styles.
Tetley's "Rite of Spring" had its world premiere in Munich with the Bavarian State Opera Ballet on April 17, 1974, according to Tetley's biography by the American Ballet Theatre.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,595053338,00.html   (846 words)

 Classical Classics - Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Classical Notes, Peter Gutmann
Like its predecessors, The Rite was commissioned by Sergei Diaghilev for his Ballets Russes and was to be staged by Michel Fokine and choreographed by the legendary Vaslav Nijinski, the third triumphant crown of the most potent combination of music, art and dance that Europe had ever seen.
By 1929, the staid New York Times proclaimed the significance of The Rite “to the twentieth century as Beethoven's Ninth is to the nineteenth.” The arrival of The Rite in the pantheon of pop culture was clinched in 1940 when it was used in Walt Disney's Fantasia.
Stravinsky's music is an absolutely brilliant component of the ballet, which opens in a wondrous evocation of the first promise of Spring and concludes in vicious human sacrifice.
www.classicalnotes.net /classics/rite.html   (2033 words)

 Preview: Rite of Spring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The compelling music for Rite, now considered a masterpiece, has drawn such stellar choreographers as Léonide Massine (in a 1920 a restaging sponsored by Coco Chanel), Maurice Béjart (1959), Kenneth MacMillan (1962), Pina Bausch (1975), Paul Taylor (1980), and Graham (1984).
Consider that the original Rite used 47 dancers, compared to Maximum's current cast of nine, who must still communicate the fervor of a clan.
Rite will mark the 11th ballet Pikieris and Palmer have choreographed together, three of them full-evening works (Spectrum, Carnival of the Animals and The Elements).
www.maximumdancecompany.com /preview_rite_of_spring.htm   (1128 words)

 Culture Shock: Flashpoints: Music and Dance: Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
The Rite of Spring's percussive rhythms and violent score enraged its first listeners in 1913.
The complex music and violent dance steps depicting fertility rites first draw catcalls and whistles from the crowd, and are soon followed by shouts and fistfights in the aisles.
In later years, The Rite of Spring is regarded as a path-breaking 20th century masterpiece.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/cultureshock/flashpoints/music/riteofspring.html   (260 words)

 The Rite of Spring (1947 revision)
The Rite of Spring, the third and most revolutionary of the ballet scores Stravinsky composed for the legendary impresario Serge Diaghilev, was written between 1911 and 1913.
While The Rite of Spring is seldom introduced without reference to the “scandal” of its 1913 premiere, the “scandal” was perhaps as much a manifestation of pre-World War I tensions as a reaction to the music or the staging.
The Rite of Spring may no longer set off riots, but it still packs quite a wallop, and there is still nothing quite like it—despite the countless attempts at imitation.
www.kennedy-center.org /calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=composition&composition_id=2841   (1135 words)

 Drury University: The Rite of Spring
Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring revolutionized music at its premiere in 1913, opening new vistas of rhythm, melody and harmony.
To learn more about the premiere of Rite of Spring, read the transcript of our chat with Dr. David Goza and classical music producer Ward Botsford.
Rite of Spring, and other works, were performed by the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks along with addtional professional musicians, and
www.drury.edu /multinl/story.cfm?ID=1553&NLID=135   (441 words)

 Igor Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Rite of Spring was a volatile event.
The Rite of Spring was written over a period of two years.
The Rite of Spring: understanding and connecting Stravinsky's music to the modernist period" was created by Euan Edmonds, a student at Shepherd College.
webpages.shepherd.edu /ltate/euan.htm   (1735 words)

 ipedia.com: The Rite of Spring Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, "the otherwise atonal C3 cycle is initiated by a minor third that is plainly diatonic and tonal," (p.83) and thus The Rite of Spring has something in comm with No. 33 of Bartok's 44 Violin Duets, "Song of the Harvest", which, "juxtaposes tonal and atonal interpretations of the same perfect-4th tetrachord." (p.86)
The piece is scored for a large orchestra, including eight French horns, four trumpets, a piccolo trumpet and a bass trumpet, three trombones, two tubas and large woodwind, string and percussion sections.
The Rite of Spring is the fourth piece to be played, illustrated by a "a pageant, as the story of the growth of life on Earth" according to the narrator.
www.ipedia.com /the_rite_of_spring.html   (887 words)

 CD Baby: FIREWORKS: The Rite of Spring
This arrangement of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring for Fireworks is breath-taking.
The ensemble is well-known for its striking arrangements and interpretations of earlier classical repertoire, ranging from J. Bach's The Art of the Fugue to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.
You've never heard the Rite of Spring quite like this and performed with such a high calibre of musicianship.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/fireworksmusic04   (619 words)

 [Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring] notes by Paul Serotsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
From 1913, when it first assaulted the senses, The Rite of Spring was at first considered virtually impossible to perform, then a major challenge even to virtuoso orchestras.
According to Stravinsky, he was finishing The Firebird when he had his “vision of a solemn pagan rite” in which a young girl was sacrificed to propitiate the god of Spring.
Spring Rounds (E): trilling woodwind usher in the deep, solemn tread of a round-dance, the “slow movement” of Part 1, culminating in a climax of shattering intensity, the tam-tam (its first appearance) towering like some huge fountain.
www.musicweb-international.com /Programme_Notes/strav_sacre.htm   (1613 words)

 'Rite of Spring' Blooms - Entertainment
It was perhaps not until this year, though, that Symphony Conductor Christopher Zimmerman believed the group ready to perform his previously-conducted representation of Stravinsky's famous "Rite of Spring," which remains to date one of the most difficult pieces of music to play.
Only nine rehearsals consisting of one to two hours were scheduled for practice, but magic struck the stage at the moment of the first precise bassoon opening, and the theater was treated with a mind-blowing performance that seemed to drop the jaws of everyone in attendance.
The music of the "Rite of Spring" is an emotionally charged classical epic, juxtaposing moments of slow, beautiful anxiety and organic outbursts.
www.hartfordinformer.com /news/2005/11/17/Entertainment/rite-Of.Spring.Blooms-1109417.shtml   (412 words)

 Millenium's Rite of Spring - For sale by Mythic Alpacas
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 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Editorials / A rite of spring
Feeling young is, after all, the gift of these holiday journeys, which connect one with the houses in old neighborhoods, handmade lace table linens, the excitement of preparation, and the wisdom of people long gone.
This was not a raincoat but rather a very light wool in a pastel that was generally too warm, or too cold, for the day, and the days that came after.
Easter egg hunts, egg rolls, Easter parades that get people out and talking and convinced it's spring no matter what the weather, sunrise services, the scent of lilies, and sense of renewal are all part of this day -- ever linked to days past and those yet to be.
www.boston.com /news/globe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2005/03/27/a_rite_of_spring   (500 words)

 Jazzmatazz Review - Hubert Laws - Rite of Spring
The emergence of the CTI label in the 1970s gave jazz some of its most beautiful album cover art and a decided tilt toward what has now become known as ‘smooth’ jazz.
Rite of Spring is a compelling event even thirty years after its original issue.
It is not a pop recapitulation of classical music, but a portrayal of classical music that hews to the original and then remakes it without losing the composer’s intent/essence.
home.att.net /~jazzmatazz/reviews.p/R0203d.html   (208 words)

 Stravinsky - Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
This is due, in part, to the fact that in addition to its musical uniqueness, The Rite serves as a virtual compendium of the early twentieth century music vocabulary.
More specifically, as a result of the work's seemingly unromantic, asymmetrical, and violent nature, The Rite of Spring is often classified as the prime example of musical primitivism.
www.mhhe.com /socscience/music/kamien/student/olc/28.htm   (541 words)

 Rite of Spring Express and Parade 2002 in North Conway, New Hampshire
Rite of Spring Express and Parade 2002 in North Conway, New Hampshire
The 2002 Rite of Spring Express and Parade is proudly presented by:
The Mt. Washington Valley Rite of Spring Express and Parade is a nonprofit event.
www.monarchenterprises.com /riteofspring1.html   (313 words)

 On the Rhythm of Igor Stravinsky's Great 'The Rite of Spring'
On the Rhythm of "The Rite of Spring"
I think what impelled Stravinsky here, and throughout The Rite of Spring, to use syncopation so intensely and so constantly was a deep, kind, organic desire to contradict the pain of dissonance with the energy of rhythm.
Stravinsky, throughout The Rite of Spring, gives powerful, rhythmic evidence that even in the shrieks, the thuds, the howls of the world, beauty can be found because the Opposites can be felt.
www.edgreenmusic.org /Stravins-a.htm   (1622 words)

 VIP Records: Stravinsky Conducts Firebird And Rite Of Spring
There was no reason to believe that The Rite of Spring wouldn't be as great a success as the Fire Bird and its follow up, Petrouchka had been.
Under his baton, the rhythms are underlined and the links with the primitive savagery of The Rite of Spring is clear.
Percussion is such an important part of The Rite of Spring, it could almost be called a "concerto for tympani".
www.vintageip.com /records/vipcl1003.html   (1129 words)

 Shoulder Shock: The New Rite of Spring [Fool.com: Commentary] March 30, 2005
Still, as much as this new rite of spring promises to be a lasting pain in the neck for consumers, it offers a new opportunity for investors.
It's too late to act this spring, but if my theory is correct, there will be new opportunities every spring -- and, to a lesser extent, every fall -- for years to come.
If you are more of a seat-of-your-pants investor, pay attention to when your local TV weatherman starts counting the days to the official arrival of spring, or when major league pitchers and catchers report for spring training.
www.fool.com /news/commentary/2005/commentary05033009.htm   (887 words)

 Fantasia (1940)
Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring depicts the 'scientific' beginnings of the cosmos, solar system, and the planet Earth and then life itself - billions of years of geological creation and the development of primordial life represented in a few minutes.
The original revolutionary ballet, with its score simplified and rearranged for the film, was about the pagan sacrifice of a young maiden to appease the gods of Spring (nature).
When Igor Stravinsky wrote his ballet The Rite of Spring, his purpose was, in his own words, 'to express primitive life.' So Walt Disney and his fellow artists have taken him at his word.
www.filmsite.org /fant2.html   (1436 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Rite Of Spring, Part I: The Adoration Of The Earth: Augurs Of Spring - Dances Of The Young...
The Rite Of Spring, Part I: The Adoration Of The Earth: Ritual Of Abduction
The Rite Of Spring, Part I: The Adoration Of The Earth: Ritual Of The Rival Tribes
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005NIF6   (976 words)

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