What Can Stravinsky Do For You?

Juilliard bassoonist, Morgan Davison, on how she found the magic of Stravinsky.

WORDS BY MORGAN DAVISON

NEW YORK — MUSIC — Issue 8

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sM | What does Stravinsky’s have in store for a new generation of performers and concertgoers?


MD — I was six years old when I first stumbled upon Mr. Stravinsky. I was staying with my aunt, who always put something on the T.V. to help lull me and my twin brother to sleep. I’m not sure if it was by fate or by accident that my only memory of this stay is when my aunt tucked us into bed and then put the movie Fantasia 2000 on the screen. Fantasia sets animated stories to life, accompanied by classical greats such as Beethoven’s 5th and Respighi’s Pines of Rome. Stravinsky’s Suite from his ballet The Firebird is the last short story in the...

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Morgan's Tattoo of Stravinski

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