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Igor Stravinsk during the recording of his opera “The Rake's Progress” in London. 1964

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Igor Stravinsk during the recording of “The Rake's Progress” 1964

Claude-Achille Debussy  (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, intensely disliking the term when applied to his compositions.  A crucial figure in the transition to the modern era in Western music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.

French composer Claude-Achille Debussy was prominent in the field of impressionist music and a crucial figure in the transition to the modern era in Western music.

A most distinguished gathering--Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Medtner, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Frederick Steinway, Józef Hofmann, Robert Leigh Ibbs, Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Alexander Siloti

A most distinguished gathering--Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Medtner, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Frederick Steinway, Józef Hofmann, Robert Leigh Ibbs, Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Alexander Siloti

Erik Satie, Man Ray, 1922.  "Before I compose a piece, I walk around it several times, accompanied by myself."  -Erik Satie

Erik Satie, Man Ray, My favorite composer at this time. Only thing Ears can truly tolerate . at low levels still.

fantastic photo of stravinsky

The great composer Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky ( борн June 1882 in Oranienbaum, died on April 1971 in New York).

Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine. Photograph by Martha Swope, 1962

Two old friends working together, composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer George Balanchine, by Martha Swope, Bazaar June 1962

David Belasco, Arturo Toscanini and Giacomo Puccini at U.S. Premiere of La fanciulla del West (1910)

David Belasco, Arturo Toscanini and Giacomo Puccini at U.S. Premiere of La fanciulla del West (1910)

[Edvard Grieg with hat and coat] by Bergen Public Library, via Flickr

Edvard Grieg "Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home." (Grieg - Norwegian composer of Peer Gynt Suite,

Natalia Goncharova and Igor Stravinsky (sitting ), Léonide Massine, Mikhail Larionov, Leon Bakst. Ouchy, Switzerland. 1915.

Natalia Goncharova and Igor Stravinsky (sitting ), Léonide Massine, Mikhail Larionov, Leon Bakst.

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