Stravinsky

Stravinsky
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinski, Strawinsky, or Stravinskii; Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский, tr. Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij; 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 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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Stravinsky

Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinski, Strawinsky, or Stravinskii; Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский, tr. Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij; 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.

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BORODIN Symphony No. 2
STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite
Recorded 1952
Total duration: 56:24

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Antál Doráti

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TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op.74 (Pathétique)
RAVEL
Boléro
SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals
STRAVINSKY
The Rite of Spring
ELGAR Cockaigne Overture

    Studio recordings · 1929-1933
    Total duration: 74:03

    Sir Edward Elgar - BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Serge Koussevitzky - Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Leopold Stokowski - The Philadelphia Orchestra
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    MIHALOVICI Sinfonia Partita for String Orchestra
    STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements
    BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

    Live broadcast recordings, 1953 & 1961
    Total duration: 71:59

    Orchestre National de la Radio-télévision Française (RTF)
    Orchestre National de France
    conducted by Jascha Horenstein

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    STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

    STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms 
    Studio recordings · 1953 & 1957
    Total duration: 56:57

    Jascha Horenstein, conductor
    SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden

    Choeur et Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française

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    TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini*
    SHOSTAKOVICH  Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - 2 Arias

    MUSSORGSKY  Six Songs

    STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring

    Live stereo concert recording, 1962
    *Download only - not on CD
    Total duration: 91:42 (download); 67:42 (CD)

    Galina Vishnevskaya, soprano
    London Symphony Orchestra

    Igor Markevitch
    , conductor


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    STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments
    CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2
    Recorded in 1952 and 1948
    Total duration: 51:23 

    Noel Mewton-Wood, piano
    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
    Zurich Radio Orchestra
    conductor Walter Goehr