Igor Stravinsky (1882 -- 1971) is widely regarded as this century's most versatile and adventurous composer. He began his dazzling career in association with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, but three years after his first brilliant success with The Firebird he provoked the most riotous first night of the century with The Rite of Spring. Subsequently, his music underwent many stylistic changes as public and private pressures drove him from Russia to Switzerland, France and finally Hollywood.
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Review: Igor StravinskyUser Review - Jenni - Goodreads
While this read is quick and fun, it's definitely an introductory, surface-level overview of Stravinsky's life and works. A nice intro, definitely encouraging me to read more detailed material. Read full review
Review: Igor StravinskyUser Review - Jr - Goodreads
since i've long thought of "the rite of spring" as my favorite orchestral work, it seems odd that it took me this long to learn more about the life of its composer. of course i knew a bit about him ... Read full review