Stravinsky takes a back door out to escape the irate crowd. Five more performances are staged without incident. (*)
A year later, as an orchestral piece, it’s well-received in London. The 33-minute ballet is revived in 1920 Paris with Leonide Massine as choreographer.
PBS concert BBC ‘Riot at the Rite’ (4 segments) MP3: Musical Language (MP3 31:50) ~ Stravinsky and the Rite of Spring
First US Lennon–McCartney hit
At the time it is The Beatles first #1 in some of the UK.
In a VERY little-known chapter in radio history: unknown comic DJ Garrison Keillor looped this one morning in the early 1970s to promote a ‘Rhonda Lunchbox’.