“Russian-born American composer Igor Stravinsky, in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov), near St Petersburg, (Gregorian date: June 17); In the 19th century, the Julian calendar lagged behind the Gregorian by 12 days, and in the 20th century by 13 days; For most of the 20th century, Stravinsky chose to celebrate his birthday on June 18th, but “officially” it was celebrated on June 17th” – courtesy of Composer’s Datebook

My son is also celebrating a birthday today. The big ONE.


4 Responses to “Happy Birthday Igor…kind of”
  1. Jay Batzner says:

    Tell me you named him Igor…

  2. Daniel says:

    No. I’m afraid Igor didn’t fly. We went much more Anglo-Saxon: Hunter (my wife’s maiden name). We are working on the mustache and slicked-back hair style.

  3. Hello -
    “Russian-born, American composer Igor Stravinsky” – … or simply Russian composer. (Citizen of the World) The big ONE!

  4. Thank you, Sergei
    I was very disturbed by Igor’s introduction as American composer. He was at best a celebrity but not American.