When Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was first performed in 1913, it was greeted with catcalls and fistfights.
The Rite of Spring is recognized by musicologists as a classic that ushered in 20th century music.
At the time, much of the audience thought it ridiculous and insulting.
The Rite of Spring lasts about 33 minutes, and features complex rhythmic structures, timbres, and use of dissonance have made it a classic 20th century composition.
The Russian title for Rite of Spring literally means “Sacred Spring”.