With its dramatic patterns, emphatic bass and occasionally uncomfortable bassoon, The Rite of Spring is one of Stravinsky’s most recognisable works. So stark was the piece in comparison to what had gone before that it’s 1913 premiere in Paris led to a a near riot. ‘The music always goes to the note next to the one you expect,’ wrote one exasperated critic.
But how well do you know the piece, and could you keep time with its often erratic score? Well, thanks to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, you can now find out, thanks to their Rite of Spring clap-along game, on the video below.