Igor Stravinsky

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Pina Bausch: The Rite of Spring review – gut-wrenching brilliance
Sadler’s Wells, London
A company of dancers from African countries deliver Bausch’s shattering vision of Stravinsky with devastating force

David Jays

08, Jun, 2022 @10:21 AM

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Leif Ove Andsnes/Marc-André Hamelin review – duo bring uncompromising brilliance to Stravinsky
The pianists united to play Stravinsky’s overwhelming and savage two-piano version of the Rite of Spring, with Adams, Schumann and Debussy in the first half

Andrew Clements

31, May, 2022 @11:33 AM

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Circa: Sacre review – an original and awesome Stravinsky reboot
Australian circus group Circa debuts a beautifully detailed interpretation of The Rite of Spring

Lyndsey Winship

24, May, 2022 @11:58 AM

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NYOGB/Prieto review – ferocity, virtuosity and sheer joy
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s engaging and wide-ranging programme moved from recent works by Gabriela Ortiz and Dinuk Wijeratne to a ferocious performance of The Rite of Spring

Tim Ashley

25, Apr, 2022 @8:52 AM

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The Miserly Knight/Mavra review – Russian opera double-bill sees Scottish Opera shine
The vocal performances are excellent but it’s Scottish Opera’s orchestra which is the real star of this staging of two contrasting operas based on works by Pushkin

Rowena Smith

21, Mar, 2022 @12:05 PM

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LSO/Rattle review – all-Stravinsky programme delights near capacity crowd
Three of his strange short symphonies made for a monochrome showcase of the Russian composer, but Simon Rattle and the LSO brought energy and coherence

Flora Willson

23, Aug, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Feline groovy: cats in classical music – 10 of the best
From a medieval monk’s tribute to Henze’s cat-opera and Ravel’s erotic yowling, music celebrates the feline like no other animal. Here are 10 of the best, with not even a whisker of a certain musical...

Oliver Soden

31, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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A Journey Through the Rake’s Progress review – whistle-stop tour of Stravinsky
Blackheath Halls pioneers a new form of opera online with this ambitious if uneven abridgement of The Rake’s Progress

Andrew Clements

04, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Wayne Coyne's fantasy festival: the Beatles on the International Space Station
The Flaming Lips frontman curates a cosmic lineup featuring Miles Davis, Igor Stravinsky, Pink Floyd – and space cakes

Interview by Dave Simpson

13, Aug, 2020 @3:00 PM

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House music: Tim Ashley's watching and listening highlights
This week, our critic cues up Opera North’s podcast, takes in Ryedale’s streaming festival and revisits an archived Proms performance with Riccardo Chailly

Tim Ashley

27, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Stravinsky: where to start with his music
His music started a riot and was chosen by Disney to create the world. He collaborated with Picasso and Auden and influenced composers from Boulez to Tavener. Twentieth-century music is unimaginable without Stravinsky

Andrew Clements

22, Jul, 2020 @10:49 AM

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Sun, sand, human sacrifice: Rite of Spring danced on a beach as the world shut down
They flew to Senegal to create an electrifying version of the Pina Bausch classic with her son. Then coronavirus struck. Would they have time to dance the horrifying masterpiece for a film crew at sunset?

Lyndsey Winship

23, Jun, 2020 @2:28 PM

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