Igor Stravinsky


An important Russian composer of totally original and exciting music in many forms. Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring (1913), a work of exotic and primal character, marked a shift in modern Western music. In early pieces like Fireworks (1908) and the marvelous King of the Stars for chorus and orchestra (1911), Stravinsky exhibits a love of orchestral color that seems like a combination of ...more


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