CLASSICAL OPUS no.46

Igor Stravinsky: “Rites of Spring”

イゴール・ストラヴィンスキー:「春の儀式」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 minutes

Over a century later, this variegated, polycentric ballet still puzzles with its eternally adventurous miscellany of formal ecosystems.  We are in the realm of the ‘unreal’ or ‘near-real’.  The original, Parisian caste of the “Dancers of the Ballets Russes” A.D. 1913 also sported attire more commonly associated with the Baltic natives than Russia proper and even the composer’s source melodies were predominantly Lithuanian.  Disorderly ostinatos and persistent dissonance made dancers’ life impossible but remain a labyrinthine delight to any adventurous listener today.

 

MUSIC

 

INFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rite_of_Spring

 

A REFLECTION

The water understands

Civilization well;

It wets my foot, but prettily,

It chills my life, but wittily,

It is not disconcerted,

It is not broken-hearted:

Well used, it decketh joy,

Adorneth, doubleth joy:

Ill used, it will destroy,

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Water”

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