The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps)
Igor Stravinsky

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Up 30. Highest ever position in this, The Rite of Spring's centenary year. Highest of Stravinsky's 2 entries.

The Rite of Spring is arguably the most influential and important piece of music to have been composed in the twentieth century. The Parisian premiere of Stravinsky's ballet in 1913 was a momentous occasion not least because it caused the most famous riot in the history of classical music.