SMC 31: Rite of Spring, Northumbrian Smallpipes



Reaction to sound may help separate conscious patients from vegetative patients. (Reporting; study)

Use of Music and Voice Stimulus on Patients With Disorders of Consciousness. (PDF)


The Premiere of the Rite of Spring

UPDATE: for a more definitive takedown of the “riot” read here.

NYTimes article on the premiere (1913). (PDF)

Taruskin article A Myth of the Twentieth Century (1995). This article deals mainly with a cultural/musicological analysis, but was also a source for our “what really happened?” research.

Criticism of Taruskin article deals with the musical analysis, not the story of the premiere.

Radiolab episode about it. (Sorry, Radiolab. We really do love you. You just get shit wrong sometimes.)

Impressions of Igor Strawinsky, C. Stanley Wise. Musical Quarterly Vol. 2, No. 2, Apr., 1916.

Two weeks earlier, another Najinsky choreography had bombed / Stravinsky was sick with typhoid fever for five weeks. (Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, 2001)

1987 Joffrey Ballet reconstructed the choreography. (and yes it’s on youtube.)


Northumbrian smallpipes

Instrument du Jour of the Week: Northumbrian smallpipes

(Underneath: Colin Ross playing “Jock of Hazeldean” and “Gentle Maiden” from the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Volume 8 (Europe).)

A good place to start when reading about the N.U.Smallpipes.

A video of Kathryn Tickell playing, beginning with a little history and explanation.

Northumbrian Piper’s Society.


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