Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

Here is another spring themed piece of music that I want to share with you all. This one is Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." It is actually from rather shocking ballet which Stravinsky wrote, but I love how powerful and dramatic this piece is. It would be interesting to share this movement with your children and to discuss any images of spring that may come to mind as you listen.

As you listen you might want to try this idea from my mom's blog: Coloring to Classical Music.

If you would like to learn more about Stravinsky you can check out a biography here.

A set from the ballet- scene 1.

If you are interested in purchasing a children's biography book for Stravinsky, here are two as well as two CDs from Amazon which include more movements from The Rite of Spring.

Enjoy! I would love to hear any of your or your children's response to this piece. If you enjoyed this movement, you might want to check out another Stravinsky favorite: The Firebird- Infernal Dance. (I love how this video shows the different instruments as they play. Can you name them all?)


Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Just got done listening to your music clip....very haunting. Thank you for pulling this together. Do you mind if I link from my Harmony Art Mom blog on my sidebar?

Great job,

Joy @ Joy in the Journey said...

Wow. I really enjoyed watching the video. I can't wait to show it to the kids!