Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Stravinsky: Fireworks

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Sketch for Stravinsky's Fireworks by Giacomo Balla (1915) Giacomo Balla (1871-1958): Sketch for Stravinsky's Fireworks (1915)

In 1908, Igor Stravinsky wrote a piece of music and proudly sent a copy to his mentor, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, but the package was returned unopened, with a shocking note attached. On this episode of Performance Today, hear the Los Angeles Philharmonic play the music that was returned to its sender: Fireworks, by Igor Stravinsky.

Hour One
Hour Two