Igor Stravinsky Research Paper

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Igor Stravinsky was born in Russia on the 17th of June 1882. In Oranienbaum, a suburb of St Petersburg. He lives in a family of to his father was a musician. His father Fyodor Stravinsky was a bass singer at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg. So at a very young age Igor Stravinsky was exposed to music. His great- great grandfather Stanislaw Stravinsky was of polish noble descent. Igor Stravinsky began playing the piano at a very young age, also studying music theory and attempting composition. I will be speaking to you about Igor Stravinsky’s early life, music, and his elder years. As mentioned before Igor Stravinsky was born on the 17th of June. He vigorously studied the art of music and by the age of 15 would have mastered some…show more content…
He would soon begin to take private music lessons with Rimsky-Korsakov. Whom became like a second father to Igor Stravinsky. Teaching him all about composing and teaching him new different sounds. They would do these private lessons twice weekly, but soon also the man who he became very close with would also pass away in the year of 1908. Not all things were bad for Igor Stravinsky, he has did something that would be extremely unusual now, but what is quite common back in the day. He had married his first cousin by the name of Yekaterina Gavrilovna Nosenko also known as Katya. The couple would soon be married on January 23rd of 1906. Their first two children Theodore and Ludmila were born around the years 1907 and 1908. Even more good news would come Igor Stravinsky’s way in February of 1909 he would create two new orchestra pieces. The first one was Scherzo fantastique, and the second one was named Feu d’artifice. They were both performed at a concert in Saint Petersburg. Luck struck again because Sergei Diaghilev the person who at the time was involved in planning to present the Russian opera and ballet in Paris. He was

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