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The Rite of Spring
Igor Stravinsky, Fireworks
The Rite of Spring
Genres: Alternative Rock, Classical
 
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This arrangement of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring for Fireworks is breath-taking. Never has the Rite been played with such edge and verve. Fireworks looks and sounds like a rock band, but performs with the virtuosi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Igor Stravinsky, Fireworks
Title: The Rite of Spring
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fireworks Music
Original Release Date: 2/1/2004
Release Date: 2/1/2004
Genres: Alternative Rock, Classical
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 783707847320

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This arrangement of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring for Fireworks is breath-taking. Never has the Rite been played with such edge and verve. Fireworks looks and sounds like a rock band, but performs with the virtuosity and sensitivity of a classical chamber music ensemble. This amplified group consists of flute, clarinet, guitar, violin, cello, bass, piano, and percussion. The group?s daring conductorless performance of the work continues to wow audiences everywhere, and remains the ensemble?s most requested and most popular work.
 

CD Reviews

Completely fresh take on a classic!
02/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Writing about a recent performance in Hartford, composer and critic Robert Carl summed it up well: "This simply has to be heard to be believed; the music sounds completely contemporary in this orchestration, and one hears things one never has before. It's a gamble that triumphs." This is an essential CD for Stravinsky fans and rockers alike."