Classical music riot
A classical music riot is violent, disorderly behavior (a riot) that occurs upon (usually) the premiere of a controversial piece of classical music.Examples include:
Four Organs
Four Organs is a work for four electronic organs and maraca, composed by Steve Reich in January 1970.
The four organs harmonically expound a dominant eleventh chord (E–D–E–F♯–G♯–A–B)...
Skandalkonzert
The Skandalkonzert of March 31, 1913, was a concert of the Wiener Konzertverein (Vienna Concert Society) conducted by Arnold Schoenberg in the Great Hall of the Musikverein. The audience, shocked by t...
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The Rite of Spring
The Rite of Spring (French: Le Sacre du printemps, Russian: «Весна священная», Vesna svyashchennaya) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was wr...
Salome (opera)
Salome, Op. 54, is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. Strauss dedicate...
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Woodstock 1999
75°24′34.70″W / 43.23082083°N 75.4096389°W / 43.23082083; -75.4096389Woodstock 1999, also called Woodstock '99, performed July 22–25, 1999, was the second large-scale music fe...
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Parade (ballet)
Parade is a ballet with music by Erik Satie and a one-act scenario by Jean Cocteau. The ballet was composed 1916–1917 for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. The ballet premiered on Friday, May 18, 191...
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Riverport Riot
The Riverport Riot was a riot which took place on July 2, 1991 at the Riverport Amphitheater (now named Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis) in Maryland Heights, Missouri (near St. Louis) during a...
Ballet Mécanique
Ballet Mécanique (1923–24) is a Dadaist post-Cubist art film conceived, written, and co-directed by the artist Fernand Léger in collaboration with the filmmaker Dudley Murphy (with cinematographic i...
Altenberg Lieder
The Five Orchestral Songs (German: Fünf Orchesterlieder, nach Ansichtkarten-Texten von Peter Altenberg), Op. 4, for medium voice and orchestra, were composed by Alban Berg in 1911/12. Numbers 2 an...
Das Floß der Medusa
Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of the Medusa) is an oratorio by the German composer Hans Werner Henze. It is regarded as a seminal work in the composer's political alignment with left-wing politics.Hen...
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Benvenuto Cellini (opera)
Benvenuto Cellini is an opera semiseria in two acts with music by Hector Berlioz and libretto by Léon de Wailly (fr) and Henri Auguste Barbier. It was the first of Berlioz's operas, premiered in...
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La muette de Portici
La muette de Portici (The Dumb Girl of Portici, or The Mute Girl of Portici), also called Masaniello in some versions, is an opera in five acts by Daniel Auber, with a libretto by Germain Delavigne, r...
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