Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 30: The Rite of Spring in Fall with Ana Maria Otamendi

Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring was so revolutionary that its alien sounds literally incited a riot at its premiere. Dr. Ana Maria Otamendi, Venezuelan pianist and professor at the University of Houston tells us why! And btw, we are aware that it's Fall. But we don't even care!


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Audio production by Todd “Toddwig” Hulslander with aspersions cast by Dacia Clay.

Music we used in this episode:

– Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Check out Ana Maria’s performance of her arrangement of The Rite of Spring on December 4th at the University of Houston’s Dudley Recital Hall. For more information, go to