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Proms 2009: Prom 38 – Rite of Spring \ Stravinsky \ BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra \ Ilan Volkov

August 13, 2009

There were other items on the programme for Prom 38, but unfortunately Ravel’s La Valse and the world premiere of a BBC commission of Unsuk Chin’s Cello Concerto were history in comparison to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

If you don’t believe me, then you might want to listen to this AudioBoo. I offer no apologies for what you hear. It’s one of those “from the heart” things most people turn their noses up at .. and I don’t care.

Or, if you prefer something a little more considered, you could always listen to Radio 3 Interactive Social Media Elf Samara Ginsberg talk to Millicent Hodson about the Rite of Spring premiere. There was a riot apparently.

Listen to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s cracking performance of the Rite on Radio 3 or you could watch the BBC Four broadcast presented by Suzy Klein and her team of pundits in the box if you’re so inclined.

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