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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Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress

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Christian Ferras plays Franck and Stravinsky

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Six Ballets by Jiří Kylián and Hans van Manen

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Ashkenazy Observed: Episodes from the Life of a Wandering Musician

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Master Class with Michael Tilson Thomas (III/III)

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The Rite of Spring by Uwe Scholz, music by Igor Stravinsky

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Grand Finales

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The Rite of Spring by Béjart, music by Stravinsky

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