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Igor Stravinsky

Composer Igor Stravinsky

Profession: Composer


Biography: 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" for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Opéra de Paris, Paris
  • 1913-05-29 Igor Stravinsky's avant-garde ballet score "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, provoking a riot
  • 1946-03-25 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto", by Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, at Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • 1951-09-11 Igor Stravinsky's opera "The Rake's Progress", with libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, premieres at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy

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