Igor Stravinsky composed music during a time of great upheaval and change in the world. Many people hear something ‘modern’ in his compositions. Lots of his music emphasises sudden changes of sound and mood. There is excitement and a sense of things ‘happening’. Later in his life lots of other composers copied his style and composed music for film and cartoons that sounds like him.
How does Stravinsky’s music sound like film music?
What is Stravinsky's approach to structure?
You could say that Stravinsky saw the world in a different way from the tradition of Beethoven and Wagner. How can you hear this difference in his music?