Igor Stravinsky - "Apollon Musagète"
His music still sounds new and fresh to this day. It holds something eternally youthful in it's classical sound. He found a way to take pieces of a shattered life and turn it into art that was universally understood. He was a true genius.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinski, Strawinsky, or Stravinskii; was a Russian Empire-born composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.
Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Serge Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911) and the Rite of Spring (1913). The last of these transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure and was largely responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musical design. His "Russian phase" which continued with works such as Renard, the Soldier's Tale and Les Noces, was followed in the 1920s by a period in which he turned to neoclassical music. The works from this period tended to make use of traditional musical forms (concerto grosso, fugue and symphony), drawing on earlier styles, especially from the 18th century. In the 1950s, Stravinsky adopted serial procedures. His compositions of this period shared traits with examples of his earlier output: rhythmic energy, the construction of extended melodic ideas out of a few two- or three-note cells and clarity of form, and of instrumentation.
His music has influenced every classical composer to come after him, and his legacy lives on in the plethora of musical styles he helped create, refine, and define. His legacy is in every composer who has followed in his footsteps.
So today, with light and music in my eyes, I choose Igor Stravinsky's "Apollon Musagète" as my, find your own style, never look back, only forward, find your own small miracles, song for a, be better, do more, find the strength, Tuesday.