Igor Stravinsky

Biography

Born: Jun 17, 1882; Russia   Died: Apr 6, 1971; USA   Period: 20th Century
Igor Stravinsky was one of music's truly epochal innovators; no other composer of the twentieth century exerted such a pervasive influence or dominated his art in the way that Stravinsky did during his seven-decade musical career. Aside from purely technical considerations such as rhythm and harmony, the most important hallmark of Stravinsky's style is, indeed, its changing face. Emerging from the spirit of late Russian nationalism and ending his Read more career with a thorny, individual language steeped in twelve-tone principles, Stravinsky assumed a number of aesthetic guises throughout the course of his development while always retaining a distinctive, essential identity.

Although he was the son of one of the Mariinsky Theater's principal basses and a talented amateur pianist, Stravinsky had no more musical training than that of any other Russian upper-class child. He entered law school, but also began private composition and orchestration studies with Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. By 1909, the orchestral works Scherzo fantastique and Fireworks had impressed Sergei Diaghilev enough for him to ask Stravinsky to orchestrate, and subsequently compose, ballets for his company. Stravinsky's triad of early ballets -- The Firebird (1909-1910), Petrushka (1910-1911), and most importantly, The Rite of Spring (1911-1913) -- did more to establish his reputation than any of his other works; indeed, the riot which followed the premiere of The Rite is one of the most notorious events in music history.

Stravinsky and his family spent the war years in Switzerland, returning to France in 1920. His jazz-inflected essays of the 1910s and 1920s -- notably, Ragtime (1918) and The Soldier's Tale (1918) -- gave way to one of the composer's most influential aesthetic turns. The neo-Classical tautness of works as diverse as the ballet Pulcinella (1919-1920), the Symphony of Psalms (1930) and, decades later, the opera The Rake's Progress (1948-1951) made a widespread impact and had an especial influence upon the fledgling school of American composers that looked to Stravinsky as its primary model. He had begun touring as a conductor and pianist, generally performing his own works. In the 1930s, he toured the Americas and wrote several pieces fulfilling American commissions, including the Concerto in E flat, "Dumbarton Oaks."

After the deaths of his daughter, his wife, and his mother within a period of less than a year, Stravinsky emmigrated to America, settling in California with his second wife in 1940. His works between 1940 and 1950 show a mixture of styles, but still seem centered on Russian or French traditions. Stravinsky's cultural perspective was changed after Robert Craft became his musical assistant, handling rehearsals for Stravinsky, traveling with him, and later, co-authoring his memoirs. Craft is credited with helping Stravinsky accept 12-tone composition as one of the tools of his trade. Characteristically, though, he made novel use of such principles in his own music, producing works in a highly original vein: Movements (1958-1959) for piano and orchestra, Variations: Aldous Huxley in Memoriam (1963), and the Requiem Canticles (1965-1966) are among the most striking. Craft prepared the musicians for the exemplary series of Columbia Records LPs Stravinsky conducted through the stereo era, covering virtually all his significant works. Despite declining health in his last years, Stravinsky continued to compose until just before his death in April 1971. Read less

Stravinsky: The Firebird / Litton, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: 01/31/2012   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1874   Number of Discs: 1
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Karajan 1949-1960: Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Balakirev, Stravinsky
Release Date: 05/13/2014   Label: Warner Classics  
Catalog: 633620   Number of Discs: 7
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Stravinsky: Danses concertantes, etc / Saraste, Avanti CO
Release Date: 09/22/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 292   Number of Discs: 1
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Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring, Etc / Ehrling, Swedish Radio So
Release Date: 03/25/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 400   Number of Discs: 1
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Stravinsky: Piano Transcriptions / Achatz, Pöntinen
Release Date: 09/22/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 188   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Pétrouchka

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    Ferenc Fricsay: Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon, Vol. 1 - Orchestral Works
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 1158037 Release Date: 09/02/2014   Number of Discs: 45
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  César Franck  ... 
    Performer:  Géza Anda,  Tibor Varga,  Helmut Krebs,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  ... 
    Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps, Petrouchka / Orth, Les Siecles
    Label: Actes Sud Musicales   Catalog: 15 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Sičcles
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    RCA Living Stereo Collection Vol 1
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 541497 Release Date: 04/15/2014   Number of Discs: 60
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Claude Debussy,  Jacques Ibert,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Berj Zamkochian,  John Weicher,  Philip Farkas,  Jascha Heifetz  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Munch,  Fritz Reiner,  Kiril Kondrashin,  Arthur Fiedler  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  New England Conservatory Chorus,  New England Conservatory Alumni Chorus  ... 
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    Carlo Maria Giulini - The Chicago Years
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 317522 Release Date: 12/03/2013   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz,  Johannes Brahms,  Anton Bruckner  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Bax & Chung - Piano Duo
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 365 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Johannes Brahms,  Astor Piazzolla
    Performer:  Alessio Bax,  Lucille Chung
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    The Magic Mountain - Verbier Festival 20th Anniversary Edition
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 3079078 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Renaud Capuçon,  Martha Argerich,  Martin Helmchen,  Malcolm Martineau  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur,  Esa-Pekka Salonen,  Gábor Takács-Nagy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verbier Festival Orchestra,  UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra,  Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Petrouchka; Le Sacre Du Printemps
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 544255 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Daniele Gatti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Les Ballets Russes
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1001990 Release Date: 06/11/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko,  Pierre Boulez,  Vladimir Fedoseyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra,  Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra,  USSR State Symphony Orchestra
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    Stravinsky, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky
    Label: Orchid Classics   Catalog: 100029 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Alexander Borodin,  Modest Mussorgsky,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mythos Accordion Duo
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    Rite
    Label: Jon Kimura Parker   Catalog: 5638101116 Release Date: 04/09/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Jon Kimura Parker
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  • 11.
    The Art Of Sir Georg Solti
    Label: Imports   Catalog: 1037609 Release Date: 03/05/2013   Number of Discs: 25
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Zoltán Kodály,  Leó Weiner,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Alexandru Agache,  Tamás Daróczy,  Julia Varády,  Iris Vermillion  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Hungarian Radio/TV Chorus,  Budapest Festival Orchestra  ... 
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    Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Chant Du Rossignol / Schwarz, Seattle Symphony
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8571222 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Petrouchka; Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky  / 	Alexandre Ghindin
    Label: Piano Classics   Catalog: 44 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Alexandre Ghindin
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    Stravinsky In Moscow
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 1001604 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
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    Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky - The Ballets
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 7884142 Release Date: 06/12/2012   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Regina Sarfaty,  Roger Sessions,  Lukas Foss,  Mildred Allen  ... 
    Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  C. B. C. Symphony Orchestra,  American Concert Choir  ... 
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    Stravinsky: Le Sacre De Printemps, Petrouchka / Likija & Sanja Bizjak
    Label: Mirare   Catalog: 171 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Lidija Bizjak,  Sanja Bizjak
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    Great Ballet
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501055 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Igor Stravinsky,  Maurice Ravel,  Aram Khachaturian  ... 
    Conductor:  André Anichanov,  Andrew Mogrelia,  Robert Craft,  Alexander Rahbari  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra,  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Boulez Conducts Stravinsky
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001660502 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Hugo Wolf
    Performer:  Christopher Hanulik,  Franklin Cohen,  David McGill,  Michael Sachs  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra Chorus  ... 
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  • 19.
    Stravinsky - Ansermet: First Decca Recordings
    Label: Eloquence   Catalog: 4803775 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Hugues Cuénod,  Michel Sénéchal,  Heinz Rehfuss,  Xavier Depraz  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Brassus Chorale,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 20.
    Music From Diaghilev's Ballet Russes / Fischer, Bbc National Orchestra Of Wales
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 271 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Anatole Liadov,  Francis Poulenc
    Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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  • 21.
    Stravinsky: Complete Ballets & Symphonies / Ashkenazy, Chailly, Dutoit [7-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001605302 Release Date: 10/18/2011   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Anna Caterina Antonacci,  Pietro Ballo,  William Shimell,  Olli Mustonen  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Riccardo Chailly,  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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  • 22.
    Stravinsky: Petrushka; Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin / Nagano
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 73174 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Béla Bartók
    Conductor:  Kent Nagano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring; Petrushka
    Label: Netmark   Catalog: 800 Release Date: 08/09/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nettle & Markham Piano Duo
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  • 24.
    Stravinsky: Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite Of Spring, Pulcinella / Kreizberg, Monte Carlo Philharmonic
    Label: Opmc Classics   Catalog: 001 Release Date: 05/16/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Kenneth Tarver,  Renata Pokupic,  Andrew Foster-Williams
    Conductor:  Yakov Kreizberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Ballet Music / Temirkanov, Royal Philharmonic
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 34176 Release Date: 04/20/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Yuri Temirkanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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