New York, NY — Carl Fischer Music is proud to introduce these new arrangements of the first two movements of Stravinsky’s revolutionary work, The Rite of Spring, for solo instruments. On May 29, 1913, an over-capacity audience in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées witnessed an historical spectacle as they became a brute catalyst in the most (in)famous opening night of the twentieth century. The Rite of Spring premiered that evening in the midst of a riot, inspired by the overwhelming primitivism both onstage and in the score.
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One hundred-plus years later, the music still incites the senses. The ballet was first published in 1914 in a reduction for two pianos, and serves as a basis for this arrangement. This edition is presented in honor of the centennial of the ballet’s premiere, and is intended to give soloists and accompanists a chance to perform two movements from this monumental work. The movements can be performed separately, and the first movement can be played as a solo without piano accompaniment. For advanced players.
Born in Shelton, CT, David Dutkanicz holds a B.A. in Music Composition from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with David Noon and Nils Vigeland. He also earned M.A. from New York University in Cultural Criticism, studying with the “dean” of American musical critics, Robert Christgau. Dutkanicz has numerous editions published, with many of his beginner and educational piano books appearing on international best-sellers lists.
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