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"The Rite of Spring" is one of the most influential musical compositions of the twentieth century. Created by a young, Russian man named Sergei Diaghilev in 1913, it tells the story of primitive celebrations of the solstice followed by a sacrifice of a young girl who dances herself to death. The exciting piece has been adapted to more modern music styles and was even used in Disney's "Fantasia." The Bad Plus uses their keen sense of jazz to try and recreate this classical piece as literally as possible.

 

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