Stravinsky, Piano-Rag Music
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Classical music inspired by the Jazz Age
9. Stravinsky, Piano-Rag Music
Stravinsky proved himself in the field of angular tunes and stabbing rhythms in his 1910 ballet, The Firebird. It was only a matter of time before the quirky rag-time dance got its own treatment by the composer, and the results are remarkable - it's jazzy and jarring all at once, with a menacing sense of fun.