Core Classics: Stravinsky’s Sacre
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Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps
From the mesmerizing opening measures to the scorching climax, Le sacre du printemps is breathtaking in one word. At the premiere in 1913 it hit like a bomb; one century later it is still just as explosive. Music with the power of a volcanic eruption: if you can call one piece an icon of the twentieth century, it is Stravinsky's Sacre.