Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Nationality

Russian

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

The Rite of Spring, Firebird Suite, Pertrushka

Fun Facts

  • At the 1913 premiere of Stravinksy`s The Rite of Spring, an audience protest broke out. It was so loud that neither the dancers or the audience could hear the music properly.
  • Towards the end of his life, one of Stravinksy’s favorite games to play was Scrabble.
  • Stravinksy once lived in a Swiss hotel where he would never compose unless he knew no one could hear him. Later, a dealer set Stravinsky up with a piano stored in a chicken coop to solve this problem. In that chicken coop, he wrote some of his best works.

Get to know Stravinsky in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist Zoran Stoyanovich!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Stravinsky’s Music

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