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Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky

Interestingly, this unorthodox composition is rumored to be written as a piano piece and intended for four hands at the same time, instead of the regular 2-hand piece. The tempo jumps from pianissimo to an erratic fast and high paced decibel. Positively if the piece was divided into two, that would still be parallel understandable. The full orchestra interpretation clearly deviates from mainstream classical music as the intro is made up of, if I am not mistaken, minor and augmented chords. As if to underscore unrest, the piece brings into mind an escape from solitude, with hardly any predictable timing. For me, this piece is not intended to induce melodic humming, but rather serves as a soundtrack for a particular…