Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Igor

(born Lomonosov, 17 June 1882; died New York, 6 April 1971)
Russian/international composer who began two of the major strains of contemporary music.
Some of his famous pieces were Fireworks, The Faun and the Shepherdess, and the major ballet Firebird.

Firebird's success led to two more ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets russes: Pétrouchka and Le Sacre du Printemps, both landmarks of twentieth-century music. The Russian element becomes less Romantic and more "objectified."
His famous Ballets are still being played today. We Celebrate to you Igor!

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