Igor Stravinsky, Composer
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor whose bold trail blazing compositions embody many of the most innovative developments in 20th century music. His father was a successful operatic bass in St. Petersburg, and it was at an early age that he exposed young Stravinsky to the music world, specifically the sound of the orchestra. Igor soon became a proficient pianist, improvising on the instrument as he progressed. Adhering to family desire, Igor att...