Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris on this day in 1913. Igor Stravinsky had been contemplating creating a ballet about a character … Continue reading On This Day (May 29)…The Rite and Riots of Spring
The composer Dmitri Shostakovich was born on this day in 1906 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Shostakovich in 1950. Retrieved from here. This noted Soviet-era composer, progeny of a musical family, … Continue reading On This Day (September 25)…Happy Birthday, Dmitri Shostakovich!