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Classical Notes: May 29, 2013 Archive

The Rite of Appalachian Spring

Posted at 9:26 AM on May 29, 2013 by John Birge (2 Comments)

Today is the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky's ballet "The Rite of Spring."
October 30, 2044 is the 100th anniversary of Copland's ballet "Appalachian Spring."

I'm glad that musical genius Michael Monroe didn't make us wait 31 years to combine them into one beautiful, brilliant spring mashup:

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