100 years ago this month, the premier of Rite of Spring at the Paris Ballet provoked a riot; six months later, its composer, Igor Stravinsky, was the darling of the Paris scene. As part of WFMT’s Stravinsky@125 series celebrating the 125th anniversary of the composer's birth, producer Jackson Braider tells us some stories from the life of The Rite of Spring.
Le Sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
We'll also be airing a short excerpt of the famed ballet. Our recording was released on Decca Records in 1974 and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Sir Georg Solti conducting.