Centenary edition of Le Sacre du printemps

In three volumes


The centenary of the world première of Igor Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps provided an occasion to carry out a long-cherished plan: to publish a facsimile edition of the autograph fair copy of the work in full score, one of the most spectacular manuscripts in the archives of the Paul Sacher Foundation ever since Sacher acquired it in 1974. A second volume, likewise in facsimile, presents the version for piano four hands, which was long thought to be lost. Each facsimile is preceded by an essay on the origin, physical characteristics, and significance of the autograph in question. A third volume, entitled Avatar of Modernity, is a collection of studies by leading international Stravinsky experts and cultural scholars that sheds new light on the work’s gestation and historical impact. This three-volume publication thus makes one of the towering masterpieces of the twentieth century available to connoisseurs, specialists, and those interested in general cultural history in a manner at once immediate and complex.

The books are available directly from Boosey & Hawkes

More informationen on the books:
Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps: Facsimile of the Autograph Full Score
Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps: Manuscript of the Version for Piano Four Hands: Facsimile
Avatar of Modernity: The Rite of Spring Reconsidered