THE REST IS NOISE Riot at the Ballet: The Rite of Spring

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London Philharmonic Orchestra under Mikhail Agrest, with violinist Leila Josefowicz. (Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has withdrawn due to ill health.)

Maurice Ravel: 'Ma mère l'oye' ('Mother Goose'), ballet complete

Sergey Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 in D, Op 19

Igor Stravinsky: 'The Rite of Spring'

(Paris had seen revolution and turmoil, yet it didn't quite know what to think of Stravinsky's epoch-making ballet The Rite of Spring and the curious footing of Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, both of which were premièred in the city.)