Congratulations to Distinguished Professor of Music Maureen Carr on the May 2017 publication of The Rite of Spring at 100 by Indiana University Press. Professor Carr served as one of three editors for the book.
The book's description reads: "When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered during the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, its avant-garde music and jarring choreography scandalized audiences. Today it is considered one of the most influential musical works of the twentieth century. In this volume, the ballet finally receives the full critical attention it deserves, as distinguished music and dance scholars discuss the meaning of the work and its far-reaching influence on world music, performance, and culture. Essays explore four key facets of the ballet: its choreography and movement; the cultural and historical contexts of its performance and reception in France; its structure and use of innovative rhythmic and tonal features; and the reception of the work in Russian music history and theory."
The Rite of Spring at 100 debuted as the number-one seller on Amazon.com in the "classical dance" category for the week of June 5, and was the Amazon number-one seller in "classical music" for the week of June 13, 2017.
For more information regarding this publication, please visit the book's Indiana University Press webpage.