Igor Stravinsky
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1882-06-17
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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky Biography (Wikipedia)

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky ComSE (Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский,; 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 Serge Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911), and The Rite of Spring (1913). The latter 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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Igor Stravinsky Performances & Interviews


Igor Stravinsky Tracks

Igor Stravinsky
Norwegian Moods
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Norwegian Moods

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Pastorale
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Pastorale
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Elegy for viola solo
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Elegy for viola solo
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Sacrificial Dance (The Rite of Spring)
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Sacrificial Dance (The Rite of Spring)
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Symphony of Psalms
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Symphony of Psalms
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Tango for piano
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Tango for piano
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Symphony in Three Movements
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Symphony in Three Movements
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Five Easy Pieces
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Five Easy Pieces
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Sonata for 2 Pianos
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Sonata for 2 Pianos
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Pulcinella - Suite
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Pulcinella - Suite
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Agon - ballet
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Agon - ballet
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The Firebird (Finale)
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The Firebird (Finale)
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Symphony in Three Movements (Proms 2015)
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Symphony in Three Movements (Proms 2015)
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The Soldier's Tale (The Devil's Dance)
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The Soldier's Tale (The Devil's Dance)
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The Soldier's Tale (Introduction)
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The Soldier's Tale (Introduction)
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The Firebird (Final section)
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The Firebird (Final section)
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Petrushka, Pt.1; The Shrove-tide fair
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Petrushka, Pt.1; The Shrove-tide fair
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Suite from 'Pulcinella'
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Suite from 'Pulcinella'
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Chants du Rossignol
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Chants du Rossignol
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Suite Italienne for violin and piano (1933)
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Suite Italienne for violin and piano (1933)
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Duo Concertant - Eglogue I & Dithyrambe
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Duo Concertant - Eglogue I & Dithyrambe
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Orpheus
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Orpheus
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Tango
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Tango
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Octet - 1st movement - 'Sinfonia: Lento - Allegro moderato'
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Octet - 1st movement - 'Sinfonia: Lento - Allegro moderato'
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Scherzo à la russe
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Scherzo à la russe
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Scherzo fantastique, Op 3
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Scherzo fantastique, Op 3
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Circus Polka
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Circus Polka
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Danse Russe (Petrushka)
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Danse Russe (Petrushka)
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Tango
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Tango
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The Firebird: Berceuse & Finale
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The Firebird: Berceuse & Finale
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Serenade in A
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Serenade in A
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Jeu de cartes (Deal 3)
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Jeu de cartes (Deal 3)
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The Rite of Spring (conclusion)
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The Rite of Spring (conclusion)
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Octet for wind instruments
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Octet for wind instruments
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The Rite of Spring (Sacrifical Dance)
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The Rite of Spring (Sacrifical Dance)
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Concerto for two solo pianos
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Concerto for two solo pianos
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Symphony of Psalms: I Exaudi orationem meam, Domine
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Symphony of Psalms: I Exaudi orationem meam, Domine
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Symphony of Psalms movement 2 'Expectans expectavi Dominum'
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Symphony of Psalms movement 2 'Expectans expectavi Dominum'
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Violin Concerto
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Violin Concerto
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Pulcinella Suite (Tarentella and Toccata)
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Pulcinella Suite (Tarentella and Toccata)
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Concerto in E flat 'Dumbarton Oaks' arr. for two pianos
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Concerto in E flat 'Dumbarton Oaks' arr. for two pianos
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Suite d'apres des themes, fragment et morceuax de Giambatista Pergolesi (from Pulcinella)
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Suite d'apres des themes, fragment et morceuax de Giambatista Pergolesi (from Pulcinella)
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Petrushka (The Shrovetide Fair)
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Petrushka (The Shrovetide Fair)
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Scherzo fantastique, Op 3
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Scherzo fantastique, Op 3
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The Rite of Spring [Part 2 The sacrifice]
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The Rite of Spring [Part 2 The sacrifice]
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Apollon musagete - ballet in 2 scenes: Sc.2 Apotheose
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Apollon musagete - ballet in 2 scenes: Sc.2 Apotheose
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Petrushka (excerpt)
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Petrushka (excerpt)
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Octet
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Octet

Octet

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Twentieth-Century Classics Ensemble
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Scherzo fantastique, Op.3
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Scherzo fantastique, Op.3
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Fireworks
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Fireworks
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom
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2018-07-29T18:01:22
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom

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Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
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Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Proms 2018: Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom

Royal Albert Hall

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