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When Stravinsky met Nijinsky : two artists, their ballet, and one extraordinary riot

Author: Lauren Stringer
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Harcourt Children's Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Russian artists Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky were popular in their time: Stravinsky for music, Nijinsky for dance. When their radically new ballet, The Rite of Spring, was first performed in Paris on May 29, 1913, the reaction was so polarized, there were fistfights and riots! Brilliant or disastrous, the performance marked the birth of modern music and dance. Stringer's rhythmic text and gloriously  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Igor Stravinsky; Vaslaw Nijinsky; Vaslaw Nijinsky
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Stringer
ISBN: 9780547907253 0547907257
OCLC Number: 798110834
Awards: ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2014.
Target Audience: Elementary Grade.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Lauren Stringer.

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The Russian artists Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky were popular in their time: Stravinsky for music, Nijinsky for dance. When their radically new ballet, The Rite of Spring, was first performed in Paris on May 29, 1913, the reaction was so polarized, there were fistfights and riots! Brilliant or disastrous, the performance marked the birth of modern music and dance. Stringer's rhythmic text and gloriously inventive, color-rich paintings capture the wild and imaginative collaboration of composer and choreographer.

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