LSO & Rattle – Stravinsky Ballets
Sir Simon Rattle © LSO
An authority on Stravinsky, Sir Simon Rattle celebrates three of the composer’s revolutionary ballets. Stravinsky sent shockwaves through classical music in the 20th century. His first three ballets – The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite Of Spring, all composed between 1911 and 1913 – brought a new and frenzied sense of rhythm, so distressing to audiences that it caused uproar; The Rite of Spring even caused a riot. And it’s not hard to see why. Is there any moment in music more demonic than the opening to The Firebird; or Petrushka with its impish Punch and Judy puppet? Simon Rattle brings these three creations to life in this dramatic programme.