For a long time I thought the French seal of artistic disapproval was to rip out the seats of a theater, whether it was the first viewing of the Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí film L’age D’or or Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 screened without subtitles. It seems to be a hallowed tradition. Seat destruction was also famously visited upon the world premiere of the Igor Stravinsky ballet masterpiece Le Sacre de Printemps (The Rite of Spring) on May 29, 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. The Jonathan Cott liner notes for a brand-new reissue of Leonard Bernstein’s defining 1958 recording of the work with the New York Philharmonic on Columbia Records includes a lengthy description of the audience reaction.