ON THIS DAY | Composer, Pianist & Conductor Stravinsky Was Born in 1882
Stravinsky is most well-known for his ballets "The Firebird," "Petrushka," and "The Rite of Spring"
Stravinsky is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Notably, he experimented with and mastered a wide variety of musical styles — writing modernist, primitivist, neo-classical, and serial works for instrumentation ranging from jazz band to ballet.
His signature works include three ballets from his Russian period (1902-1914): "The Firebird," "Petrushka," and "The Rite of Spring," in which he is known for experimentation with rhythm and meter.
Stravinsky has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.
DAVID OISTRAKH | STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D | KURT SANDERLING & BERLIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1967