When Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring made its public debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris on May 29, 1913, it was not received well by the audience. In fact, there was a riot. The audience hated it that much.
It was just too different, to avant-garde, too…modern for people to handle. But in the process, The Rite of Spring laid down the foundations for modern muisc.
Curious? The Guardian looks back. And as you read, have a listen to what all the fuss was about.