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Stravinsky An Autobiography

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ISBN-10: 0393318567

ISBN-13: 9780393318562

Edition: 1998

Authors: Igor Stravinsky

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, considered to be one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, was born in 1882 near St. Petersburg. Stravinsky began piano lessons at the age of 9. He had little interest in a career in music, however, until 1902, when he was introduced to Rimsky-Korsakov while studying law at the University of St. Petersburg. For the next three years, he studied composition with Rimsky-Korsakov. In 1909 the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev heard a performance of one of Stravinsky's symphonic works and commissioned him to compose three ballets for his Ballets Russes in Paris. These three pieces---The Firebird (1910), Petrouchka (1911), and The Rite of Spring…