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Igor Stravinsky

In 1913, Igor Stravinsky's debut of "The Rite of Spring" provoked a riot in Paris and succeeded in changing classical music forever. His unique rhythmic structures and tonalities were revolutionary and he is now considered to be one of the greatest composers in history. Questions concerning Stravinsky, such as his theories, musical works, and his initial, dichotomous reception, should be posted here.

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Was igor stravinsky rich?

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No. Stravinsky was descended from Polish nobility and was of the Russian Orthodox faith. He was pro-fascist and quite anti-Semitic.

What nationality was Igor Stravinsky?

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Igor Stravinsky is a Russian composer. He was born in Oranienbaum (today the city is called Lomonosov).

Was Igor Stravinsky arrested?

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In Boston, Stravinsky conducted a performance of his arrangement of the American National Anthem, which he dedicated to the American people and allowed to be used freely. Stravinsky's unconventional stylistic tendencies resulted in an arrangement which didn't sit well with the state of Massachusetts, whose government had a law against the tampering of national property. They considered the anthem national property, and his reharmonization "tampering." Essentially, he was initially arrested for desecration of a national hymn.

They seized his score and took him away.

Luckily, he was released after he convinced authorities of his good intentions.

What time period was Stravinsky a part of?

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The Twentith Century

Who is the father of Igor Stravinsky?

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Igor Stravinsky's father was Fyodor Ignatyevich Stravinsky, a bass opera singer.

Source: Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries, New York: Faber and Faber, Inc., 2002, 7.

Why was Igor Stravinsky buried in Venice?

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Igor Stravinsky is buried at:

Cimitero di San Michele
Venice
Provincia di Venezia
Veneto, Italy
Plot: Greek Orthodox Section ("Rec. Greco" on cemetery map), grave 36

What was the reaction to Stravinsky's world premiere of his ballet Rite of Spring?

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Le sacre du printemps, the Rite of Spring (Holy Spring in the original Russian)

Which Stravinsky work is from his Neoclassical period?

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Stravinsky was most famous for the Rite of Spring because of its riotous premiere in 1913. He became famous in 1910 for his popular ballet score The Firebird for the Ballet Russe, he became instantly famous. He died in New York in 1971.

At the beginning of world was 2 igor stravinsky moved to?

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He moved from France to the United States in 1939.

(He had previously moved from his homeland of Russia to Switzerland and then to France, narrowly avoiding the outbreak of World War I. He did not return to Russia until 1962.)
In 1939 (the beginning of World War II), Igor Stravinsky moved to the U.S.A. At the beginning or World War I, however, he moved to Switzerland.

APEX: AMERICA

What instrument was Igor Stravinsky most famous for playing?

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Igor Stravinsky's first music lessons were on the piano, at the age of nine.

Source: Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft, Memories and Commentaries, New York: Faber and Faber Inc., 2002, 32.

During what period did igor stravinsky write?

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Stravinsky composed Petrushka during they years 1910-1911.

The ballet debuted in 1911.

What year did Igor Stravinsky die in?

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Stravinsky died at age 88 in New York, most likely from natural causes.
He died at age 88 in New York City in 1971. His burial site is in Venice on the cemetery island of San Michele.

Did igor stravinsky have wives?

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Yes Igor Sikorsky had 2 wives while he was alive. He was married to Olga Fyodorovna Simkovitch and Elisabeth Semion.

Where did Stravinsky go to college?

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Igor Stravinsky attended Saint Petersburg State University. It is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia and still stands and is being used today.

What are the works of Igor Stravinsky?

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Stravinsky wrote the music for such ballets as Firebird & The Rite of Spring. He's mostly associated with the Ballet Russe who were 'directed' by Diaghilev & their most famous dancer was probably Nijinsky. The Ballet Russe left Russia at about the time of the Russian Revolution & toured across Europe - their known for taking Ballet into a new direction which is why they liked the work of Stravinsky as he was taking music into new spheres too!

When did stravinsky get married?

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He married her ( Katerina Nossenko ) in 1906, they knew each other since he was 10 years of age, they had 4 children together.