1882 - 1971
Russian composer renowned for his ballet scores
beginning with 'Firebird', and 'Petrushka' for the Ballets
Russes in Paris.
'Rites of Spring' created a scandal because
of its complex rhythms and polytonal harmonies. Despite
this, Stravinsky's music greatly influenced contemporary music.
After residing in France he moved in 1939 to the U.S. where
he continued writing music for the stage.