Stravinksy’s Birthday

On the 5th of June 1882 Igor Fyo­dor­ovich Stravin­sky was born in Oranien­baum in Rus­sia.

With the intro­duc­tion of the Gre­go­ri­an cal­en­dar to Rus­sia in 1918 this date has become the 17th of June in the mod­ern reck­on­ing.

Stravin­sky is wide­ly acknowl­edged as one of the most influ­en­tial com­posers of the 20th cen­tu­ry. Prob­a­bly best known for The Fire­bird and The Rite of Spring pieces, Stravin­sky was con­sid­ered a musi­cal rev­o­lu­tion­ary and changed the way many com­posers thought about rhythm, melody and musi­cal design.

Today’s From the Library cel­e­brates Stravin­sky’s lega­cy as well as those of fel­low Russ­ian com­posers.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now in-world athttp://music.radioriel.org, or click one of the but­tons below. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Edward Pearse.

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For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world.

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