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Stra·vin·sky(strə-vĭn′skē), Igor Fyodorovich 1882-1971.
Russian-born composer of ballets, including The Firebird (1910), symphonies, operas, such as The Rake's Progress (1951), and other innovative works. His ballet The Rite of Spring provoked riots and protests when it was first produced in 1913.
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(Biography) Igor Fyodorovich (ˈiɡərj ˈfjɔdərəvitʃ). 1882–1971, US composer, born in Russia. He created ballet scores, such as The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911), and The Rite of Spring (1913), for Diaghilev. These were followed by neoclassical works, including Oedipus Rex (1927) and the Symphony of Psalms (1930). The 1950s saw him reconciled to serial techniques, which he employed in such works as the Canticum Sacrum (1955), the ballet Agon (1957), and Requiem Canticles (1966)
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Igor Fëdorovich, 1882–1971, U.S. composer, born in Russia.
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|Noun||1.||Stravinsky - composer who was born in Russia but lived in the United States after 1939 (1882-1971)|
|2.||Stravinsky - the music of Stravinsky; "Stravinsky no longer causes riots in the streets"|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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