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  • Stravinsky's Composition Of Ballet
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    IGOR STRAVINSKY Igor Stravinsky is considered by many the greatest composer of the 20th Century. Several composers have made breakthroughs and great accomplishments in the past 100 years, but Stravinsky has dominated nearly every trend set. He was born near St. Petersburg, Russia in Oranienbaum, on June 17, 1882. He was born to a famous Russian bass opera singer, Fyodor Ignatyevich Stravinsky. Igor Stravinsky was third of a family of four boys. He grew up hearing his father practicing his opera ...
  • Careers Of Igor Stravinsky And Coco Chanel
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    Revolutions in the heart Coco and Igor by Chris Greenhalgh 311 pp, Review People punched each other at the premiere of the Rite of Spring. Maybe it was the heat in the packed There des Champs lyses on the warm, Spring evening of May 29 1913. Maybe it was the primal, groin-thrusting immodesty of Nijinsky's choreography. But the raw, rhythmic violence of Stravinsky's score soon spilled over into the auditorium, inciting the detractors and defenders of this epoch-making music to blows. Stravinsky's...
  • Rite Of Spring By Igor Stravinsky
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    Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps), Part II, excerpts Introduction The piece discussed in this paper is The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) by Igor Stravinsky. It is music written for ballet, which is sometimes performed in concert by an orchestra. It was first performed at the Theatre Des Champs-Elysees in Paris on May 29, 1913. The outrageous costumes, unusual choreography and bizarre story of Russian pagan sacrifice as well as the piece's musical innovations th...
  • Stravinsky's Music
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    Question 1 – Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky was one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. The son of a famous bass singer at the Imperial Opera, Stravinsky showed little inclination to pursue a musical career, but while pursuing law studies in 1902, Stravinsky met Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, who advised him to study music instead. Stravinsky began studying with the famous Russian composer in 1903, and after Rimsky's death in 1908, never had another teacher. Stravinsky's early works caugh...
  • Igor Stravinsky Igor Stravinsky
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    Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Igor Stravinsky was the son of a leading bass at the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, . He began two of the major strains of contemporary music. His early work, like the Symphony No. 1, was influenced by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Later he inclined toward the music of the French impressionists Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, represented in pieces like Fireworks, The Faun, the Shepherdess, and the major ballet Firebird. Firebird's success led to two more ba...

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