Igor Stravinsky, Rite of Spring

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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) is one of the most famous composers of the 20th century. He was born in Russia and made it big there as a composer, pianist and conductor. However that is not how he was received from his family, they wanted him to become a lawyer. Therefore, he went to law school, but after his father’s death he wholeheartedly entered into the musical world. In his music career he travelled to Switzerland, France, and America. He was very versatile in his styles, from writing ballet pieces, operas, symphonies, orchestra, and choral music. He lived a long life; he died in 1971 at the age of 88 in New York City. He is buried near to his collaborator for his ballets, Diaghilev, in Venice (Greene). “The Rite of Spring” was the most controversial ballet Stravinsky wrote. When this ballet was premiered it was not accepted among the masses. There was actually a riot that happened when it was being performed, but it was not because of the music, but because of the actual ballet. The ballet was a pagan ritual, and therefore the people did
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUSIC 200? taught by Professor Bierman during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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