This iconic passage is noteworthy for the unpredictable way in which Stravinsky
accents these famous chords.

However, if you've listened to The Rite of Spring many times,
perhaps the pattern has become too predictable.

Mr. Stravinsky's Random Accent Generator is here to keep you on your toes.

(Here's the accent pattern that Stravinsky settled on: MP3 - probably with good reason.
If you sample enough of the "random" options, you'll eventually hear that version.)

Thanks to RenÚ K÷hler and the National Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra.

Blame this on Michael Monroe: