Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Rite of Spring

Here's - not only :) - to the spring.

Fazil Say playing four hands on an electronic Boesendorfer 290SE piano.


  1. Fantastic! A very complex work with non-subtle dissonances. Fazil Say is truly enjoying his performance. I would too if I had four hands instead of two at the piano!

    Will Stravinsky's Rite be played at Seanhenge (sacrifice included) to gain the favours of the God of Spring? I would like to attend...:)

  2. Claudia,
    actually, I chose this piece rather than for the music for its title. :)
    Nothing against Strawinsky, though. Well, and as for Fazil Say I need no more to say, hm? :)

    Re your question: The rites in and around Seanhenge are sean-esque, thus Strawinsky-free. :)
    Sacrifices? No!

    may I introduce you to Seanhenge?

    Technic meets virtuosity. Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. I had missed the comments and replies on Seanhenge. Priceless...:) :) :)

  4. I'm well impressed by Seanhenge. Is it still in existence?

  5. It is, D.E., it is.
    Currently I am thinking of widening the circle, so that two people could sit within, read (f.e. Boswell's London Journals), talk or just silently contemplate while serenely watching the busy birds and humble-bees ...

  6. Reading Prokofiev's diaries. He is writing about his meeting with Stravinsky and them playing the Rite of Spring together. Would it have been like this....?