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Renaud Capuçon / Simon Fowler Erato Warner Classics

Brussels Philharmonic, Renaud Capuçon, Stéphane Denève

The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Rite of Spring was given its first performance in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris on May 29th, 1913 – the scandal during the première, the shock wave that went through the Parisian audience in response to the unpredictable, intensely rhythmical music and the appalled reaction to the wild and primitive ballet scenes have since given way to the status of an iconic work. More than 100 years after its composition, this intense work has lost nothing of its force; today ‘La Sacre’ makes for an unforgettable musical experience – both on stage and in the hall.

Flagey, Brussels Philharmonic, Vlaams Radio Koor

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