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Wild in the Seats (Kindle Single)

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On an extravagant evening in May one hundred years ago, the scandalous premiere of The Rite of Spring rocked the epicenter of culture and fashion--Paris--and sent aftershocks across the world. Not bad for a ballet! But this was no traditional scamper in tulle and pink toe-shoes, but a bold provocation by a trinity of avant-garde genius: composer Igor Stravinsky, ...more
Kindle Edition, 20 pages
Published May 28th 2013
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Rachel C.
An interesting essay about the Ballet Russes premiere of The Rite of Spring. Wolcott is good at making the personalities (Stravinsky, Nijinsky, Diaghilev) come alive, but I think it's hard to have the proper context for this essay without having seen a performance of it. I recommend a look on YouTube at least.
Bill Fletcher
Mar 18, 2014 Bill Fletcher rated it really liked it
Here's the thing -- this guy is such a good writer that he can take a subject I wouldn't ordinarily consider even a wee bit interesting (such as "Le Sacre du Printemps," the subject here) and turn it into a real page-turner.
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