[Ballets Russes] [Nijinsky, Waslaw. (1889–1950)] Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971)
Le Sacre du Printemps. Réduction pour piano à quatre mains par l’auteur.
Berlin; Moscou; St. Pétersbourg: Édition Russe de Musique (Russischer Musikverlag G.M.B.H.). 1913. First edition.
Upright folio. 1f., 89pp [PN] 196. Hardcover. Wrappers mounted over tan buckram boards. Corners of boards nicked, tape affixed to lower spine, two small holes to the half title, else clean and in a good state. DeLerma S3, p. 80. CPM 54 p.444; Kirchmeyer: "Kommentiertes Verzeichnis Der Werke & Werkausgaben Igor Strawinskys bis 1971," pp.115-126. The first edition of the corrected version, published within a year of the first version. The full score was not published until 1921.
Le Sacre du Printemps was first performed by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris on May 29, 1913. Nijinsky’s non-classical choreography caused a powerful uproar at the premiere, and it was reported that there was so much noise from the audience that the music could not actually be heard.