The Rite of Spring http://redriverradio.org en The Rite Of Spring: The 100 Year Shock-Wave http://redriverradio.org/post/rite-spring-100-year-shock-wave <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. &nbsp;</strong>Stravinsky's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Rite of Spring is still provocative and disturbing a centenary (May 29) after its premiere caused one of the most sensational scandals in artistic history. &nbsp;In this anniversary documentary, the ballet's 100 year shock-wave is traced from its initial explosion on May </span>29th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2013 right up to the present time. &nbsp;First-hand recollections of the famous first night from Dame Marie </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rambert</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was one of the dancers, and Igor </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stravinsky</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was in the audience, lead through memories of the Berlin premiere in 1923 and the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">50th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary performance in London conducted by Pierre </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monteux</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was the original conductor in 1913, up to comments on the work's enduring power from major artists of today: dancer Dame Monica Mason, and conductors Sir Colin Davis and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Valery</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gergiev</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 27138 at http://redriverradio.org The Rite Of Spring: The 100 Year Shock-Wave Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano http://redriverradio.org/post/russian-accents-rachmaninoff-stravinsky-and-piano-4 <P><STRONG>Airs Saturday, August 25 at 3:00 p.m.</STRONG> Join us for Part six of an exploration of the piano music of Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky with commentary by Valery Gergiev, Alexander Toradze, Gianandrea Noseda and Joseph Horowitz. All performances on this program are live. This week we continue our exploration of the piano works of Stravinsky, with his two piano version of the Rite of Spring featuring Genadi Zagor and Edisher Savitski as pianists. Then Stravinsky's Danse sacrale from&nbsp; featuring Rex Lawson, pianolist (this is a pianola performance).&nbsp; The program concludes with the Sonata for Two Pianos featuring George Vatchnadze and Genadi Zagor as pianists. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Kerry Frumkin 15938 at http://redriverradio.org Russian Accents: Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and the Piano