The composer Igor Stravinsky died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Known for his Ballets Russes: “The Firebird” from 1910, “Petrushka” from 1911, and “The Rite of Spring” from 1913. He was regarded as a revolutionary who toyed with, crossed, and violated the traditionally held boundaries of musical design.
He married Katherine Nossenko on January 23, 1906, and later married Vera de Bosset in 1940.
“A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.” (Igor Stravinsky)
“The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church’s greatest ornament.” (Igor Stravinsky)
“The real composer thinks about his work the whole time; he is not always conscious of this, but he is aware of it later when he suddenly knows what he will do.” (Igor Stravinsky)
“A good composer does not imitate; he steals.” (Igor Stravinsky)
“Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.” (Igor Stravinsky)