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Music that started a riot.

Igor Stravinsky shocked folks that were used to Wagner and Bach. Can you imagine listening to this work in the days of such what I would call "musical pacifism"? This work was an onslaught to what was considered "conservative" (atleast in my comparison). It's like going from 5 to 500 miles an hour, you're just not ready for that kind of change. The most provoking piece of music, ever. Rock has it's place but no one has outdone Igor. Combine all the shock on stage of people doing <insert anything here> and you'd never come close to what Igor did for Classical music, or music period.


This is just such a great composition. I play the bassoon and I trulely enjoy this piece of work.


Formed: 1904

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '00s, '10s, '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Formed in 1904 by a group of 46 musicians who had resigned from London's Queen's Hall Orchestra because of change in policy, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is an ensemble of "firsts." It was the first orchestra in England to set up a self-governing administrative structure, the first to tour North America, and the first to accept commercial sponsorship. Known as one of England's most gifted and versatile ensembles, it is the resident orchestra at London's famous Barbican Centre. This and the...
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