This prelude is based on a mysterious chant. Here you hear two simple chords stacked upon each other and a strange melody hovering above, reminiscent of ancient prayer. Full of celestial mystery, here the drama unfolds at the summit of sacred ground.
The Rite of Spring
Introduction Pt. II
144" x 96"
Acrylic + oil on Canvas
Introduction Pt II by Stravinsky
Listen from 15:39 to 20:03
With Permission: 2013 Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Recorded live in Roy Thompson Hall, December 4 & 6, 2008 www.tso.ca
Listen to the TSO's full 2013 performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring: