What kind of music do you think you would like from the list?
Read this story told by Pierre Montroue, who asked Stravinski to play his Ballet, The Rite of Spring on the piano:
"Stravinski sat down to play a piano reduction of the entire score. Before he got very far, I was convinced he was raving mad! The very walls resounded as Stravinski pounded away, occasionally stamping his feet and jumping up and down to accentuate the force of the Music, not that it needed such emphasis. I was more astounded by Stravinski's performance then shocked by the score itself. My only comment at the end was that such music would surely cause a scandal".
The ballet caused a scandal. People were throwing things on the stage and Stravinski escaped out a back window and spent the evening roaming around London. The Rite of Spring was introduced later as a symphony and became very famous.
Listen to The Rite of Spring sample.
Why do you think it caused a scandal?
Make a plan to purchase some classical music and decide when you will listen to it (during dinner, on Sundays, etc)
Talk about your experiences with music and
why it is important to you.