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Part II The Sacrifice (Part 1)

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Uploaded on Aug 24, 2011

The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps): Part I The Adoration of the Earth. Composed by Igor Stravinsky. Conducted by Zubin Mehta. Performed by New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rite...

The Rite of Spring, original French title, Le sacre du printemps (Russian: Весна священная, Vesna svyashchennaya), is a ballet with music by Igor Stravinsky; choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky; and concept, set design and costumes by Nicholas Roerich. It was produced by Sergei Diaghilev for his Ballets Russes ballet company and had its premiere in Paris on 29 May 1913.

The music's innovative complex rhythmic structures, timbres, and use of dissonance have made it a seminal 20th century composition. In 1973, composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein said of one passage, "That page is sixty years old, but it's never been topped for sophisticated handling of primitive rhythms...", and of the work as a whole, "...it's also got the best dissonances anyone ever thought up, and the best asymmetries and polytonalities and polyrhythms and whatever else you care to name."

A performance of the work lasts about 33 minutes.

The Rite is divided into two parts with the following scenes (there are many different English translations of the original titles; the ones given are Stravinsky's preferred wording followed by the original French in parenthesis):

Second Part: The Exalted Sacrifice (Seconde Partie: Le Sacrifice) Introduction Mystic Circle of the Young Girls (Cercles Mystérieux des Adolescentes) The Naming and Honoring of the Chosen One (Glorification de l'Élue) Evocation of the Ancestors OR Ancestral Spirits (Evocation des Ancêtres) Ritual Action of the Ancestors (Action Rituelle des Ancêtres) Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One) (Danse Sacrale (L'Élue))

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