Story Bites

November 21, 2020

The Composer of Russia

The years 1939 through 1945 were a period of heavy cultural and artistic influence between Russia and the United States. During WWII, many artists moved between the two countries, including famed composer Igor Stravinsky. He is widely known for The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, which influenced the American composer Aaron Copland’s influence. Of […]


November 16, 2020

The Pianist from Saint Petersburg

His music was instrumental in the war effort against Nazi Germany. His story is that of survival against the siege of Leningrad.


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