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12 October 2012, 17:13
The score of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is to be reissued in 2013 to celebrate work's centenary with a host of extras, including accompanying essays and facsimiles.
Boosey & Hawkes and the Paul Sacher Foundation have announced three 2013 publications to celebrate the centenary of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring - a facsimile of the full autograph score, a facsimile of the piano reduction and a book of essays on the piece.
The original score facsimile and the reduction for piano (for four hands) come direct from the Paul Sacher Foundation, while the compilation of essays features 18 pieces by a variety of different writers and scholars.
In particular, the piano reduction is notable as a new concert piece - it was originally intended for study purposes only. This is the first time it has been made publicly available.
The essays in 'Avatar Of Modernity' cover both current research on The Rite of Spring, but also use previously unknown sources to uncover the birth of Stravinsky's piece and how it came to prominence. You can find more info on the set of reissues at the Boosey & Hawkes website.