Igor Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring

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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was born on 18th of June, 1882, in Oranienbaum. The environment he grew up affects him greatly in his future as an influential musician. His was quite familiar to Russian operas because of his father, Feodor, who worked at the Imperial Opera House, as a famous and well-known bass-baritones during those days. His parents decided to let him to continue his studies in the law’s field at the University of St. Petersburg, but he actually pursued advanced studies in music. At the age of 28, Serge Diaghilev, an impresario attracted by Stravinsky’s music and recruited him to write music score for ballet work, The Firebird ( L’oiseau de feu ). This was where he started to fame and became successful. The second ballet work, Petrushka was composed after The Firebird in the year of 1911, and followed by The Rite of Spring ( Le sacre du printempts ), all dedicated for…show more content…
Rhythm is the vital and crucial element in this work, the uses of unparalleled and unstable sensibility of rhythmic pattern that is completely against the traditions, makes him to become the revitalization of rhythm in the Western Art Music. The polytonal writing and bitonal development subvert the standard way of diatonic writing. His work is sonorous, bright with clear polyphonic texture had contributed to the modernist culture. Although the first premiere had startled and irritate some of the audiences’ nerves who has been nurtured on the music of early centuries, and had broken out a riot, but it becomes celebrated just in one year later and is one of the most frequently performed orchestra work . In the 20th century, several parts of this work had been used in the Waltz Disney production, Fantasia. Stravinsky is generally acknowledged as one of the influential orchestrators and musician due to his great contributions in the music

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