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Stravinsky, Igor

Pronunciation: /strəˈvɪnski/
(1882–1971), Russian-born composer, resident in the US from 1939; full name Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky. He made his name with the ballets The Firebird (1910) and The Rite of Spring (1913); both shocked Paris audiences with their irregular rhythms and frequent dissonances. Stravinsky later developed a neoclassical style typified by The Rake’s Progress (opera, 1948–51) and experimented with serialism in Threni.

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