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Igor Stravinsky

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on 11 March 2010

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Igor Stravinsky Russian Composer Conductor Pianist Background Info Born in Lomonosov, Russia in 1882 Raised in St. Petersburg Took Lessons from famous conductor Rimsky-korsakov Attended University of Saint Petersburg Married Katerina Nossenko Famous for his diverse style The Rite of Spring Wrote ballets The Firebird Petrushka Critiques "There is no denying the greatness of Stravinsky. It is just that he is not great enough". "divorce music from other streams of life, which is symptomatic of an escape from reality, resulting in a loss of stamina his new works show" In Russia views of Stravinsky went back and forth
eventually ending in the belief that his music must
be appreciated Impact "One of musics truly epochal innovators" Noted for his important technical innovations
such as his distinct use of rhythm His style inspired many with its diversity while still
maintaining very distinct characteristics His use of repitition has become a norm within music Stravinsky began the use of some very
unique orchestral combinations
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