The Rite of Spring collection is a graphic interpretation of the infamous musical composition by Igor Stravinsky entitled Le Sacre du Printemps written in 1913 for the Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company. Stravinsky’s score for the ballet consists of 2 parts. Part 1 – "L’Adoration de la Terre", consisting of 7 short movements; and Part 2 – "Le Sacrifice" consisting of 6 movements. This composition and ultimately my collection of paintings is a comparison of raw primitive emotion against nature’s exacting cycle of death and re-birth.
Pt. 1 vii The Adoration of the Earth Springs Rounds*:
With permission: 2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008 tso.ca
Live Performance by Emily Rho & Talisa Blackman
Stravinsky / "The Rite of Spring" / Four-hand Piano