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Find an animated graphical score of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring on youtube

The Rite of Spring  is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. The music has influenced many of the 20th century’s leading composers and is one of the most recorded works in the classical repertoire. 2013 is 100 years anniversary since The Rite of Spring was infamously premiered by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes to the tune of audience rioting. It has been a number of performances in celebration of the revolutionary masterpiece and its continuing influence today. Taking a fresh approach to the anniversary are music synthesist Jay Bacal and music animator Stephen Malinowski, who have collaborated to create an animated, graphical score to help make sense of the still challenging work. The animation, which can be accessed via YouTube, provides clarity for non-musicians by letting ‘your eyes lead your ears’, according to Malinowski – allowing viewers to trace the work’s structure and lines of orchestration visually while listening to the music.

Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky: Petrushka / Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)

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