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


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The piece that caused a riot at its premiere climbs 21 places

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.