May 29 marks the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. The Paris premiere of the groundbreaking work notoriously spawned a riot. We'll be seeing more about this at Berklee in the coming months. The library has pre-ordered the new centenary edition, a 3-volume set containing a facsimile of the autograph full score, a facsimile of the version for piano four-hands, and a collection of 18 essays. Berklee will also be presenting a concert and symposium on it in the fall.
To sate your Rite of Spring appetite, NPR has a collection of pieces about the work and its influence. The library has scores, recordings, and books about this 20th century musical landmark.