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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: Le Sacre du Printemps (10 Reference Recordings)
Release Date: 05/21/2013   Label: Sony  
Catalog: 546174   Number of Discs: 10
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Stravinsky: Les Noces And Other Choral Music / Wood, Shepel
Release Date: 01/14/2014   Label: Helios  
Catalog: 55467   Number of Discs: 1
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Stravinsky & The Ballets Russes / Gergiev, Mariinsky Theatre
Release Date: 10/27/2009   Label: Bel Air Classiques  
Catalog: 41   Number of Discs: 1
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Stravinsky: Complete Music For Piano & Orchestra / Osborne, Volkov
Release Date: 06/11/2013   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 67870   Number of Discs: 1
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Raskatov: Piano Concerto
Release Date: 11/11/2014   Label: Seattle Symphony (Label)  
Catalog: 1005   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Symphony in Three Movements

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    Europakonzert 2008 From Moscow [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2056974 Release Date: 11/18/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Igor Stravinsky,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Vadim Repin
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    100 Great Symphonies
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002054602 Release Date: 06/03/2014   Number of Discs: 56
    Composer:  Giovanni Battista Sammartini,  Johann Wenzel Stamitz,  Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf,  Johann Christian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Gwyneth Jones,  Hanna Schwarz,  René Kollo,  Kurt Moll  ... 
    Conductor:  Kevin Mallon,  Christopher Hogwood,  Thomas Füri,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble,  Academy of Ancient Music,  Camerata Bern  ... 
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    Bruckner: Symphony No 3; Stravinsky: Symphony In 3 Movements / Solti
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 100321 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner,  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Teldec - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 643851 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Josef Protschka,  Barbara Bonney,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Carlo Rizzi,  Reinbert De Leeuw  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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    Colin Davis: The Philips Years [15-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001850302 Release Date: 06/18/2013   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz,  Modest Mussorgsky  ... 
    Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich,  Claudio Arrau,  Jessye Norman,  Jon Vickers  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
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    20th Century Music / Otto Klemperer [4-CD Set]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 044012 Release Date: 05/07/2013   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Kurt Weill,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Paul Hindemith  ... 
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonia String Quartet,  New Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Icon - Constantin Silvestri [15-CD Set]
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 233472 Release Date: 02/05/2013   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  George Enescu,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Conductor:  Constantin Silvestri
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris  ... 
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    Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps / Ashkenazy, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001709002 Release Date: 07/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
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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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    Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 Movements / Gergiev, LSO
    Label: Lso Live   Catalog: 688 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Wartime Music 15 - Stravinsky
    Label: Northern Flowers   Catalog: 9995 Release Date: 01/10/2012  
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Alexander Titov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academic Symphony Orchestra St. Petersburg
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    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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    Stravinsky Ballets
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 49844 Release Date: 05/17/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Anthony [Tenor Vocal] Rolfe Johnson,  Robert Johnston,  Elaine Donohoe
    Conductor:  David Atherton,  Kent Nagano,  Simon Rattle
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    Stravinsky: Symphonies & Concertos / Vengerov, Rattle, Rostropovich
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 07251 Release Date: 02/15/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Elaine Donohoe,  Robert Johnson,  Maxim Vengerov,  Michel Béroff
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Franz Welser-Möst,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
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    Stravinsky: Symphony In C, Symphony In 3 Movements / Dutoit
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 436474 Release Date: 12/07/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
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    Eduardo Mata Edition Vol 6 - Stravinsky, Prokofiev
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 30982 Release Date: 08/12/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Tedd Joselson
    Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps, Symphony In 3 Movements / Mehta
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 46420 Release Date: 01/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    A Festival Of Ballet
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 67063 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Gustav Holst,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Modest Mussorgsky  ... 
    Performer:  Barbara Hendricks,  Susan Bickley,  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson,  Catherine Pierard  ... 
    Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe,  André Previn,  Paavo Järvi,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Symphony, Etudes / Boulez, Chicago SO
    Label: Cso Resound   Catalog: 901918 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Roxana Constantinescu,  Nicholas Phan,  Kyle Ketelsen
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Pulcinella, Symphony, Etudes / Boulez, Chicago SO
    Label: Cso Resound   Catalog: 901920 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Nicholas Phan,  Roxana Constantinescu,  Kyle Ketelsen
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Beethoven: Symphony No 7; Bruch, Stravinsky / Repin, Rattle
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2056978 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Vadim Repin
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Heritage Masters - Stravinsky: Symphonies / Ansermet
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001268302 Release Date: 03/31/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Symphony In 3 Movements, Agon, Apollon Musagete, Etc / Igor Stravinsky, Bbc So
    Label: Bbc Legends   Catalog: 4253 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Igor Stravinsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Symphony In C, Symphony In 3 Movements / Craft, Philharmonia Orchestra
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557507 Release Date: 01/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Robert Kraft,  Robert Craft
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  20th Century Classics Ensemble,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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    Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Ebony Concerto, Etc /Goosens, Herman
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 422303 Release Date: 08/05/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Woody Herman
    Conductor:  Sir Eugene Goossens
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Woody Herman & His Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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