Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Igor Stravinsky

127 years old today and for once we actually have footage of one of the great composers!

Considered the most cutting edge and avant garde of musicians his music is undeniably quaint by modern standards, and yet indescribably beautiful. His first performance of 'The Rite of Spring' was so far out it had Parisians battling police in the concert hall. I guess you had to be there.

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