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Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Amid The Pulsars Without A Pulse

May 31, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony.

Watch 100 Years After The Riot, The 'Rite' Remains

May 29, 2013 – Michael Tilson Thomas guides us through the infamous Rite of Spring premiere and its longevity.


Imani Winds performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2013.

Read Imani Winds: Tiny Desk Concert

May 29, 2013 – Imani Winds' members shrink Igor Stravinsky down to size in a quintet take on The Rite of Spring.

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

Watch We Asked, You Created: Your 'Rite Of Spring' Videos

May 29, 2013 – Check out our favorite videos from our Rite of Spring call — ranging from beautiful to nutty.

Filmmaker Prashant Bhargava and jazz musician Vijay Iyer's project Radhe Radhe: a visually and sonically dazzling collaboration.

Watch Colors Swirl In A Real Rite Of Spring

May 28, 2013 – Composer/pianist Vijay Iyer and filmmaker Prashant Bhargava transport Stravinsky's ideas to India.

Stephen Malinowski's "visualized" Rite of Spring.

Watch Watch A Mind-Blowing Visualization Of 'The Rite Of Spring'

May 27, 2013 – The animator of Bjork's Biophilia has created an illuminating path into Stravinsky's music.

Flutist Hubert Laws is one of many jazz artists to have recorded an adaptation of themes from The Rite of Spring.

Watch Why Jazz Musicians Love 'The Rite Of Spring'

May 26, 2013 – Whether covered, quoted or praised, Stravinsky's ballet has inspired generations of improvisers.

Leonard Bernstein leads the London Symphony Orchestra. He called Stravinsky's famously savage Rite of Spring "extremely tuneful and dancy, rhythmically seductive, beguiling."

Watch Leonard Bernstein's 'Rite of Spring' Thrill Ride

May 25, 2013 – Watch the conductor take flight leading the London Symphony in Stravinsky's iconic score.

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.

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

May 25, 2013 – The ballet premiered in 1913, provoking a response just as striking as the music and dance.


Don't be caught "Stravinsky deficient" as the big centennial of his Rite of Spring approaches.

Read The Cocktail Party Guide To Igor Stravinsky

May 24, 2013 – Get a crash course in Stravinsky as the 100th anniversary of his iconic Rite of Spring approaches.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Sidney Insists On Stokowski's Stravinsky

May 24, 2013 – Fridays are funner with a classical cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.

After his shocking ballet, The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky branched out in surprising directions.

Read Igor Stravinsky's 'Rite Of Spring' Counterrevolution

May 24, 2013 – The composer's broad range of styles ushered in trends far from the violence of his iconic ballet.


Elementary school students in Maplewood, N.J. prepare to enact their own Rite.

Watch Where's Your Awesome 'Rite Of Spring' Video?

May 23, 2013 – We've gotten some really great, funny and creative entries so far — and we need yours by May 28.

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.

Watch Come Dance The 'Rite Of Spring' With Us!

May 23, 2013 – We're inviting you to create your own video using the last minute of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Henri Dutilleux, a leading French composer and unique voice in new music, has died at age 97.

Watch Henri Dutilleux, Leading French Composer, Dies At 97

May 22, 2013 – The composer will be remembered for a small quantity of perfectly realized, richly textured works.

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