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Igor Stravinsky

Composer Igor Stravinsky

Profession: Composer


Why Famous: The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring

Born: June 17, 1882
Birthplace: Oranienbaum, Russia
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: April 6, 1971 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1906-01-23 Composer Igor Stravinsky (23) weds Yekaterina Nosenko

Historical Events

  • 1910-06-25 Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" premieres at the OpĂ©ra de Paris, Paris
  • 1913-05-29 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score "The Rite of Spring" premieres in Paris, provoking a riot
  • 1946-03-25 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"

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