Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky conducts the North German Radio symphony orchestra in 1965, more than 50 years after he scandalised a Paris audience with the debut of The Rite of Spring. Photo: Corbis

The Rite stuff: Igor Stravinsky

"One day, when I was finishing the last pages of The Firebird in St Petersburg [in 1910], I had a fleeting vision …