Brutal Virtuosity: Grappling with Stravinsky’s Rite

“It doesn’t matter what notes you play,” I said, “as long as you play them at the right time.” It was 2004 and my violinist friend and I were driving to the first rehearsal of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Neither of us had played the work before and both of us were marveling … Continue reading Brutal Virtuosity: Grappling with Stravinsky’s Rite