1. A Russian Roots: Born on June 17, 1882, in Oranienbaum, Russia (now Lomonosov), Stravinsky's early exposure to the rich cultural heritage of his homeland played a significant role in shaping his musical style. He drew inspiration from Russian folk music and the works of influential composers like Rimsky-Korsakov, making his compositions uniquely vibrant and infused with Russian sensibilities.
1. A Child Prodigy: Mozart's extraordinary musical abilities were apparent from a very young age. At the tender age of five, he began composing music, and by the time he was a teenager, he had already written symphonies, sonatas, and operas. His remarkable talent astounded audiences throughout Europe, and he became known as a child prodigy.