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The Rite of Spring

Movements I and II Arranged for Cello and Piano

By Igor Stravinsky

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Chamber Music Cello, Piano
Movements I and II Arranged for Cello and Piano. Composed by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Arranged by David Dutkanicz. SWS. Set of Score and Parts. With Standard notation. 20+8 pages. Carl Fischer Music #B3448. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.B3448).

Item Number: CF.B3448

ISBN 9780825891151. 9 x 12 inches.

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. 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.

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