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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky

A Russian-American composer, born in 1882, Igor Stravinsky was worldly known as the greatest composer of the 20th century. His contributions to music were wide and varied. He studied music with Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov from 1903 to 1906. He got famous on his performances, while commissioned with the impresario, Sergey Diaghilev. In 1939 he moved to United States of America and became a US citizen in 1945.

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Understanding the Music: Stravinsky's The Firebird

National Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl discusses Stravinsky's The Firebird.

Watch an excerpt of Stravinsky's The Firebird

From the National Symphony Orchestra: 2011-2012 Season Preview Concert with Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl.

Understanding the Music: Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring in premiere

The world premiere of Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

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