Gustavo Dudamel led the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra to open the new season of concerts at Carnegie Hall Thursday, Oct. 6. Chris Lee/Carnegie Hall hide caption

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After his shocking ballet, The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky branched out in surprising directions. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite Of Spring' Counterrevolution

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads his forces through a vibrant opening-weekend performance of Stravinsky, Stucky and Ravel on Sept. 30, 2012. Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging/courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic hide caption

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Plays Chopin and Medtner

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Kent Nagano leads the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in an ambitious program that traces the arc of the symphonic tradition. Felix Broede/Montreal Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Annie Bergen Talks To Kent Nagano About Taking Risks In Progamming

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Filmmaker Prashant Bhargava and jazz musician Vijay Iyer's project Radhe Radhe: a visually and sonically dazzling collaboration. KPO Photo/courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts hide caption

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Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony. Bill Swerbenski/San Francisco Symphony hide caption

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100 Years After The Riot, The 'Rite' Remains

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A still from Ann Robideaux' choreography for the last minute of The Rite of Spring. courtesy of Ann Robideaux hide caption

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Flutist Hubert Laws is one of many jazz artists to have recorded an adaptation of themes from The Rite of Spring. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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An image from the 2013 production of Le Sacre du Printemps by the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, reflects the hard jumps and stamps of Vaslav Nijinsky's original choreography. Herbert Migdoll/Joffrey Ballet hide caption

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Then The Curtain Opened: The Bracing Impact Of Stravinsky's 'Rite'

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Leonard Bernstein leads the London Symphony Orchestra. He called Stravinsky's famously savage Rite of Spring "extremely tuneful and dancy, rhythmically seductive, beguiling." Ian Showell/Getty Images hide caption

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Elementary school students in Maplewood, N.J. prepare to enact their own Rite. courtesy of Seth Boyden Demonstration School hide caption

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It's fun to stay at the ИМКА: Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring triggered an uproar at its world premiere in Paris a century ago. Now we're asking you to help celebrate the centennial by creating a dance of your own. Keystone-France/Getty Images hide caption

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Metropolis Ensemble in Concert on Wordless Music Series, WNYC

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Stravinsky's Riotous 'Rite of Spring'

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Slimming Down the Classics

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