Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring was inspired by a primordial vision of an ancient ritual, the work evokes the exhilarating spectacle of a pagan ceremony, in which a young girl dances herself to death as a sacrifice to the God of Spring. This is just one of a number of performances celebrating 100-years since the work’s debut, which will see Maestro Salonen conduct the piece in numerous concert halls around the world.
Aug 29 2013, 19:30 - Royal Albert Hall
Esa Pekka Salonen conducts Bruckner at BBC Proms 2013
Sep 06 2013, 19:00 - Schloss Grafenegg
Salonen conducts Beethoven's Eroica Symphony