Video: Who Wrote this Fiendish Rite of Spring

Henry Cowell’s Who Wrote this Fiendish Rite of Spring from his collection Three Anti-Modernist Songs at their Ballet Russes concert at the National Gallery of Australia, 2011.

The text comes from a letter written to the editor in The Chicago Tribune after a performance of the symphonic work, which was later collected and published by composer and writer Nicolas Slonimsky.

Susan Ellis (soprano), Meriel Owen (piano), Michael Sollis (impromptu typewriter)

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