List of classical music riots

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A classical music riot is violent, disorderly behavior (a riot) that occurs upon (usually) the premiere of a controversial piece of classical music.

Examples include:

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  2. ^ Kennedy, Michael; Kennedy, Joyce; Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, ed. (2013). "Boito, Arrigo". The Oxford Dictionary of Music. Oxford University Press. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-19-957854-2. 
  3. ^ Barker, Andrew (1997). "Battles of the Mind", The Cambridge Companion to Berg, p. 24. Pople, Anthony, ed. ISBN 0-521-56489-1.
  4. ^ Pieter C. van den Toorn, "Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring", Chapter 1: Point of Order
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  6. ^ "Springtime in Paris: Erik Satie". 2000-03-01. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
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  8. ^ "Luigi Nono". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  9. ^ CD liner notes, Das Floss der Medusa, DG 1996