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Wartime in Hollywood

Donald Macleod looks at Stravinsky's early years in America, when, as a refugee in Los Angeles, he found himself rubbing shoulders with Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, but having to face up to commercial pressures to earn a living.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Star Spangled Banner

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas (cond)

    • RCA.
    • 09026 68865.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Tango for piano

    Performer: Peter Hill (piano)

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.55387.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Circus Polka (for a young elephant)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas (cond)

    • RCA.
    • 0902668865 2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Four Norwegian Moods

    Performer: New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Igor Stravinsky (cond)

    • ANDANTE.
    • 114 0.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Mass (extract: Kyrie and Gloria)

    Performer: Nicholas Jones (treble) Performer: Andrew Giles (alto) Performer: Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Performer: London Sinfonietta Conductor: Simon Preston (cond)

    • DECCA.
    • 430346 2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony in Three Movements

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle (cond)

    • EMI.
    • 585538 2.

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