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 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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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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No Word from Tom, Act 1 Scene 3 from The Rake's Progress
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No Word from Tom, Act 1 Scene 3 from The Rake's Progress
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Suite italienne for violin and piano (1925)
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Suite italienne for violin and piano (1925)
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Fireworks (Op.4)
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Fireworks (Op.4)
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Concerto for two pianos
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Concerto for two pianos
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Scherzo a la russe for jazz band
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Scherzo a la russe for jazz band
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Divertimento (1931) arr. for violin & piano by Stravinsky and S. Dushkin
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Divertimento (1931) arr. for violin & piano by Stravinsky and S. Dushkin
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The Soldier's tale - suite for ensemble, no.6; 3 Dances [Tango, Waltz, Ragtime]
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The Soldier's tale - suite for ensemble, no.6; 3 Dances [Tango, Waltz, Ragtime]
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Octet for wind instruments
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Octet for wind instruments
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Agon: Prelude
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Agon: Prelude
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Adagietto from Sonata
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Adagietto from Sonata
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