by Scopes Monkey Matt
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)
Instrument du Jour of the Week: Northumbrian smallpipes
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.