Rite of Spring

Introduction Pt. 1

48" x 72"
Oil on Canvas
private collection
I began this work appropriately at the thaw of our dreary long winter in May of 2014. With only a few crocuses pushing their way through the frozen ground, I understood all too well the desperation for life to emerge again.
Introduction Pt 1  by  Stravinsky
Listen from  0:00  to  3:28
With Permission:  2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008
Listen to the TSO's full 2013 performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring: