April 08, 2013

Sir Simon Rattle's Rite of Spring

Although the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps in Paris on 29th May 1913 famously set off a near-riot, the work quickly became recognised as one of the most influential musical works of the 20th century.

The 100th anniversary of the premiere will be commemorated with performances all over the world in 2013 and, no doubt, with some new recordings. On record and in performance, Simon Rattle has championed the orchestral works of Stravinsky with insight and dedication over many years and this latest recording is an important addition to his Stravinsky discography. 


Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker will tour Le Sacre du printemps to Salzburg, Baden-Baden and Luzern in August and to Paris in September 2013. After performing it again in Berlin in November, they will take it on tour to Japan.


To order your copy of Sir Simon Rattle's new album click here.