Igor Stravinsky
composer, conductor

Igor Stravinsky

  • June 17, 1882 Oranienbaum, Russia - April 6, 1971 New York, USA

Biography

Igor Stravinsky: the Russian influence

Igor Stravinsky, an unclassifiable composer, was accustomed to music from a very early age in particularly thanks to his father who was a famous bass at the St. Petersburg Opera. From Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, one of his teachers, he retained orchestral luxuriance and his first works were imbued with the shimmering colours of Russian folklore. His encounter with Diaghilev, who commissioned The Firebird ballet (1910), would determine the young composer’s future. Stravinsky began to travel and his insolent and disconcerting art made a name for him beyond the Russian frontiers.

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5th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition 2022: Second Qualifying Round (I/II)
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5th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition 2022: Final Round (I/II)
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Concours de Genève 2022: Piano Semi-Final (Solo Recital)
Concours de Genève 2022: Piano Semi-Final (Solo Recital)

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François-Xavier Roth conducts Stravinsky's The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring
François-Xavier Roth conducts Stravinsky's The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring

Les Siècles at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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Concours musical international de Montréal: Finals (III/IV)
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Iván Fischer conducts Enescu, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev — With Vilde Frang
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Alexandre Kantorow plays Brahms, Liszt, Bartók, and Fauré
Alexandre Kantorow plays Brahms, Liszt, Bartók, and Fauré

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100 Years of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
100 Years of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Barbara Hannigan conducts Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress
Barbara Hannigan conducts Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress

Linus Fellbom (stage direction), William Morgan...

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The 2017 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
The 2017 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

With Christoph Eschenbach and Renée Fleming

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Bernstein pays tribute to Stravinsky — With Michel Béroff
Bernstein pays tribute to Stravinsky — With Michel Béroff

The Historic Stravinsky Memorial Concert, April...

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Sol Gabetta plays Elgar's Cello Concerto
Sol Gabetta plays Elgar's Cello Concerto

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Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim play piano duets
Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim play piano duets

Mozart, Schubert, and Stravinsky

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Karajan, The Second Life
Karajan, The Second Life

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts Dvořák, Grieg, Ravel, Stravinsky — With Evgeny Kissin
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Dvořák, Grieg, Ravel, Stravinsky — With Evgeny Kissin

Berliner Philharmoniker: 2011 New Year's Concert

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Pierre Boulez conducts prewar works
Pierre Boulez conducts prewar works

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Pierre Boulez conducts Stravinsky's Firebird
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Alexis Weissenberg plays Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Rachmaninov and Chopin