Happy Birthday, Igor Stravinsky!   Leave a comment

sacre_du_printempsIgor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was born on 17.06.1882 in Russia and died on 06.04.1971 in America.

He was a composer, conductor, and pianist; he is recognized as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.

There was a riot at the premiere of one of Stravinsky’s early works, The Rite of Spring (1913). This work transformed the way many subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure, and, in many ways, established Stravinsky’s reputation as a musical revolutionary, pushing the boundaries of musical design.

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