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Music appreciation The early twentieth century Which of the following works by Stravinsky is not a ballet? A. The Firebird B. Petrouchka C. Le sacre du printemps D. The Rake's Progress

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Kaitlin Dean on July 11, 2018

The correct answer is D. The rake's Progress. It is not a ballet, but an opera. The libretto was written by the famous modernist poet W. H. Auden, and had its premiere in 1951. To this day, it has been considered one of the ultimate masterpieces of 20th century opera, such as Stravinsky's ballets are points of reference in its genre.

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