The "punk composer" of his generation, Beethoven garnered that reputation mostly because of public reaction to his early works — they were sinful, even satanic. But difficult as it might be for contemporary audiences to grasp, just about all classical music has, at some point, been judged the work of the cloven-hoofed one. And one of the latest composers to be accused of that was the Russian Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), a New Wave composer of sorts who openly used shock and subversion, but was ultimately interested more in... More >>>