I. Stravinsky (1882-1971, RUS): The Rite of the Spring (Dance of the Young Girls)

One of the most spectacular pages written by the Russian composer, characterized by a repetitive stamping bitonal chords combination, which Stravinsky considered the focal point of the entire work. The rhythm of the stamping is disturbed by Stravinsky’s constant shifting of the accent, on and off the beat, before the dance ends in a collapse, as if from exhaustion.