COMPOSER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY

                Composer of the Month for January

           Igor Stravinsky

          

-Born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1882

-Studied law before deciding to be a composer

-Learned composing from the famous composer Rimsky-Korsakov

-Composed The Firebird in 1910, his first big success as a composer

-Composed The Rite of Spring in 1913, which caused a riot at the theater

-Wrote Russian folk music, piano music, ballet, opera, symphonies and more

-Also lived in France and Switzerland, and came to America during WWII

-Died in New York City in 1971 at age 88