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13 Days When Music Changed Forever: June 30, 4 PM

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Sketch of Igor Stravinsky by Pablo Picasso

The premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring took place on May 29, 1913. The composer's completely original instrumentation and rhythms, and his use of dissonance, have made this work one of the most important of the 20th century, not to mention the riot and ensuing scandal that caused the Paris premiere to be one of the most shocking in all of performance history. 

Hear more about it on today's broadcast - Sunday, June 30, 4 to 6 pm.