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    Kristy Wittig 8th Grade Orchestra 2/23/18 February Composer of the Week: Igor Stravinsky Stravinsky was born from June 17, 1882 to April 6, 1971 (88 when died) in Oranienbaum. He was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor. He was known as one of the most important and influential composers in the 20th century. His father, Fyodor Stravinsky (1843-1902) was a well known bass player and his mother Anna (1854-1939) was a native Kiev. Stravinsky had two wives. The first one was his first cousin. They have known each other since their early childhood. Her name was Yekaterina Gabrielovna Nossenko. They were married from 1906 to 1939. His second wife was Vera de Bosset. They got married in 1940. The reason why he and his first wife split up is because he was cheating on her with Vera.…

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    Have you ever been beaten, bruised, and chained to something in a dark basement? If you answered “yes” to the previous question, then congratulations! If you answered “no”, then you need to get out more. Today, I am here to discuss music for the eighty-three billionth time. So let’s get on with it. Let me introduce our two composers. First, we have Claude Debussy. And next, there is Igor Stravinsky. Now, you might be thinking, “Why did our history lesson start off with a question about chains?”…

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    running through music, or if it is to incite disenfranchised youth to join in mosh pits from guitar solos. Cultivated music is world renowned and respected by older generations because it was taught in formal capacities. Vernacular music is also world renowned and respected on every level of the totem pole because it is not so formal in nature and you can come as you are and take what you want from it. I think that musical performances all have theatrics of some sort placed into each show. For…

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    One of the greatest and most infamous success scandals of the modern art is “The Rite of Spring”. In Paris, on May 29, 1913, a hundred and three years ago, the Ballets Russes debuted “Le Sacre du Printemps” which its traduction to English is “The Rite of Spring”. With the opening notes of the musician and composer Igor Stravinsky, the main dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, with Marie Rambert helping him to assist the choreographies, and Nicholas Roerich the costume designer a…

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    music. Like these famous composers above, Igor Stravinsky as known as one of the most important and widely influence composer in twentieth century. He is a genius composer, a professional pianist, and a greater conductor who contributed more than one hundred fantastic works for the world’s music. In many ways, Stravinsky is a legendary of the world’s…

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    Comparison Between The Rite of Spring and Appalachian Spring The Rite of Spring (1913), composed by Igor Stravinsky, and Appalachian Spring (1944), by Aaron Copland, are ballets that center around folk culture. The Rite of Spring suggests a story of human sacrifice and has an overall a harsh and almost disturbing mood. Appalachian Spring tells the story of a new couple celebrating their new house and is lively and happy. The two ballets stem from a common base of folk culture, yet the mood of…

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    Lincoln Kirstein (1907-1996) dreamed of creating a school and Ballet Company in America and with the help of Balanchine which developed a completely new dance styles from the classic ballets French, Italian and Russian contributed a completely new style of ballet in history. He had a long collaboration with Igor Stravinsky (Apollo was one of the choreographies they did together), and in 1934 founded in New York the School of American Ballet and in 1948, establishing the American Ballet Company,…

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    In comparison to other notable composers of Western art music, Stravinsky enjoyed one of the longest careers, actively composing for nearly seven decades. Having reached critical acclaim for his work in The Firebird in 1910, Stravinsky continued to compose for the next sixty-one years, during which numerous world-changing events took place. Also, throughout this time, Stravinsky was exposed to a variety of cultures, having migrated to multiple places around the globe in the interest of…

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    Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of the greatest pianists of all time and one of the most outstanding melodists amongst composers, was born at Oneg, near Novgorod, on 20 March 1873 (1 April New Style), into a musical family: his grandfather had been a pupil of John Field and his father, too, played the piano. When Sergei was nine, financial difficulties forced the sale of the family estate and they moved to St Petersburg, where he took piano lessons at the Conservatoire. Rachmaninoff’s cousin, the…

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    artwork, and the people in his life suffered all the more for it. Fame often has depreciating effects on the people it takes hold of, holding true for not only Picasso, but for Igor Stravinsky as well. Stravinsky, a famous Russian composer, traded his relationships with his children and wives for “a connection to the wider world” (Gardner 209). Joseph Schneider of the University of Minnesota writes that this fame, for both creators, lies in the times in which these creators lived, remarking…

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