Igor Stravinsky
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1882-06-17
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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky Biography (Wikipedia)

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinski, Strawinsky, or Stravinskii; Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский, Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij;; 17 June [O.S. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.

Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Sergei Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913). The last of these transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure and was largely responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musical design. His "Russian phase" which continued with works such as Renard, The Soldier's Tale and Les Noces, was followed in the 1920s by a period in which he turned to neoclassical music. The works from this period tended to make use of traditional musical forms (concerto grosso, fugue and symphony), drawing on earlier styles, especially from the 18th century. In the 1950s, Stravinsky adopted serial procedures. His compositions of this period shared traits with examples of his earlier output: rhythmic energy, the construction of extended melodic ideas out of a few two- or three-note cells and clarity of form, and of instrumentation.

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Apollon musagete - ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra vers. rev. 1947
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Apollon musagete - ballet in 2 scenes for string orchestra vers. rev. 1947
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Bluebird Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty
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Bluebird Pas de Deux from The Sleeping Beauty
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Duo concertant for violin and piano
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Duo concertant for violin and piano
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The Firebird: Game of the Princesses with the Golden Apples
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The Firebird: Game of the Princesses with the Golden Apples
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Ragtime for 11 instruments
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Ragtime for 11 instruments
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Scenes De Ballet
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Scenes De Ballet
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Agon - Pas de Deux
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Agon - Pas de Deux
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Ave Maria (originally Bogoroditse devo [Blessed Virgin] (1934)
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Ave Maria (originally Bogoroditse devo [Blessed Virgin] (1934)
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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Firebird: Infernal Dance of all Kashchei’s subjects
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Firebird: Infernal Dance of all Kashchei’s subjects
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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Firebird (complete)
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Firebird (complete)
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Divertimento from Le baiser de la fée (Danses suisses)
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Divertimento from Le baiser de la fée (Danses suisses)
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Petrushka - ballet
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Petrushka - ballet
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Three movements from Petrushka: I. Russian Dance
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Three movements from Petrushka: I. Russian Dance
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