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Transcript of Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky was born on the 17th of June, 1882 and was brought up in Saint Petersburg. His father wanted to him to be a lawyer but during law school he took an interest in piano, composed two songs, and later traveled to Paris to rehearse for one of his most famous compositions, Firebird.
Igor Stravinsky-The Rite Of Spring
Igor Stravinsky had to attend law school for 4 years composed two pieces during this time. These two pieces were Scherzo fantastique and Fireworks. His premiere of The Firebird on June 25th, 1910 spiked his fame and he became internationally renowned. He composed the extremely famous Petrouchka, which was a folk inspired ballet, and he then composed his most famous piece, The Rite of Spring.
The Rite of Spring is a ballet and orchestral concert piece that was composed by Igor Stravinsky. When the ballet was first performed on 29 May 1913, the nature of the music caused a near riot in the audience. Although designed as a piece for the stage, it was changed in order to accompany characters and action, and later on the music achieved growing success as a concert piece and then became recognised as one of the most amazing musical works of the 20th century.