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Author Whiting, Jim, 1943-
Title The life and times of Igor Stravinsky / by Jim Whiting.
Pub Info Hockessin, Del. : Mitchell Lane Publishers, c2005.
book jacket
 Eastham-Children's Coll.  J 92 STRAVINSKY     AVAILABLE
Descript 48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Series Masters of music
Masters of music (Mitchell Lane Publishers)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index.
Contents Night to remember -- Budding musician -- Laying down the law -- Three great ballets -- Leaving his homeland behind.
Summary Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring created a near-riot when it premiered in Paris in 1913. Neither the music nor the dancing was like anything that audiences had seen before. Fistfights broke out among the spectators and their noise level was close to a modern rock concert. Three years earlier, Stravinsky was virtually unknown. He had had to overcome serious parental objections to even begin composing. Yet by the time that The Rite of Spring premiered, he was already famous for composing The Firebird and Petrushka. These three works-among his very earliest-remain his most popular. Stravinsky was a prolific composer for well over half a century, achieving success in a variety of musical styles. An exile from his native Russia for 48 years, he finally returned in 1962 to a great deal of acclaim. Many people consider him to be one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
Subject Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 -- Juvenile literature.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.
Composers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 158415277X (library bound)
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