Dickran Atamian, piano

The transcription presented in this album was made in the early 1970s by the American composer and pianist Sam Raphling. The Rite of Spring-Complete Ballet for Piano Solo (published by Lyra Music Company) had its world premiere in Carnegie Hall on November 19, 1979, performed by Dickran Atamian. Dickran Atamian is a “pianist of more than ordinary technical and interpretive gifts,” wrote Peter G. Davis in The New York Times, “as well as a performer of a highly excitable temperament.”

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) The Rite of Spring (le sacre du printemps)
piano transcription by Sam Raphling

Part One:
Introduction; The Augurs of Spring;
Ritual of Abduction;
Spring Rounds;
Ritual of the Rival Tribes;
Procession of the Sage;
The Sage; Dance of the Earth

Part Two:
Mystic Circles of the Young Girls
Glorification of the Chosen One
Evocation of the Ancestors
Ritual Action of the Ancestors
Sacrificial Dance: The Chosen One