Birth and Life

Igor Stravinsky

composer, pianist

Date of birth 17. 6. 1882
Country of birth Russia



Date of death 6. 4. 1971
Cemetery Isola di San Michele, Venice, Italy
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 45.4464474, 12.3468539

Greek Orthodox Section ("Rec. Greco" on cemetery map), grave 36

Summary from Wikipedia

Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Serge Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911), and The Rite of Spring (1913). The latter transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure and was largely responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musical design. His "Russian phase", which continued with works such as Renar ...

Author of contribution: Janez, published 9. 10. 2015

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