Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Le Sacre Du Printemps: Trop De Bruit

This evening marks the centenary of the Paris debut of Stravinsky, Diaghilev and Nijinsky's ballet The Rite Of Spring.
On Radio 3 and BBC magazine Ivan Hewett asks if it really caused a riot.
Spoiler alert: Not really, no.
But did anyone still think that it did?*

*Oh, The Guardian seems to. For further centenial "revelations" about something no-one believes anymore, see all those Emily Davison didn't want to die a martyr under the king's horse stories.

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