I decided that for my assignment this week I would research Igor Stravinsky since I’ve never researched a composer before. Stravinsky was born on June 17, 1882, in Russia. His career in music came early because his dad was a bass singer in the Mariinsky Theatre. He started playing piano as a young boy and even started composing his own music. Although he had a passion for music, his parents expected him to study law. Although he went into college intending to study law, he ended up spending a lot of time with composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He started taking twice-weekly private lessons from Rimsky-Korsakov and realized he wanted to be composer for the rest of his life. His first full-length ballet score was The Firebird which made him famous. Other famous works of his were compositions for Petruchka and Le Sacre du printemps. Stravinsky was one of the greatest composers of all time, winning four grammy awards including the Lifetime Achievement award.