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Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)  

Igor Stravinsky

born: 17 June 1882
died: 6 April 1971
country: Russia

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The son of the Principal Bass at the Mariinsky Theatre, Stravinsky was born at the Baltic resort of Oranienbaum near St Petersburg in 1882. Through his father he met many of the leading musicians of the day and came into contact with the world of the musical theatre. In 1903 he became a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, which allowed him to get his orchestral works performed and as a result he came to the attention of Sergei Diaghilev, who commissioned a new ballet from him, The Firebird.

The success of The Firebird, and then Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913) confirmed his status as a leading young composer. Stravinsky now spent most of his time in Switzerland and France, but continued to compose for Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes: Pulcinella (1920), Mavra (1922), Renard (1922), Les Noces (1923), Oedipus Rex (1927) and Apollo (1928).

Stravinsky settled in France in 1920, eventually becoming a French citizen in 1934, and during this period moved away from his Russianism towards a new ‘neo-classical’ style. Personal tragedy in the form of his daughter, wife and mother all dying within eight months of each other, and the onset of the Second World War persuaded Stravinsky to move to America in 1939, where he lived until his death. From the 1950s, his compositional style again changed, this time in favour of a form of serialism. He continued to take on an exhausting schedule of conducting engagements until 1967, and died in New York in 1971. He was buried in Venice on the island of San Michele, close to the grave of Diaghilev.

from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2011

Albums
'Stravinsky: Complete music for piano & orchestra' (CDA67870)
Stravinsky: Complete music for piano & orchestra
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'Stravinsky: Complete music for violin & piano' (CDA67723)
Stravinsky: Complete music for violin & piano
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'Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes, Agon & Orpheus' (CDA67698)
Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes, Agon & Orpheus
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'Stravinsky: Les Noces & other choral works' (CDH55467)
Stravinsky: Les Noces & other choral works
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'Stravinsky: Mass & Symphony of Psalms' (CDA66437)
Stravinsky: Mass & Symphony of Psalms
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'Stravinsky: Piano Concerto; Janáček: Capriccio' (CDA66167)
Stravinsky: Piano Concerto; Janáček: Capriccio
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'Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss & Scènes de ballet' (CDA67697)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss & Scènes de ballet
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'Janáček: Capriccio; Stravinsky: Piano Concerto' (CDA66167)
Janáček: Capriccio; Stravinsky: Piano Concerto
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On other labels
'Stravinsky, Brahms & Piazzolla: Piano Duos' (SIGCD365)
Stravinsky, Brahms & Piazzolla: Piano Duos
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'Stravinsky: Apollon musagète & Pulcinella' (CKD330)
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète & Pulcinella
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'Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex & Apollon musagète' (LSO0751)
Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex & Apollon musagète
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'Stravinsky: Symphony in three movements; Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances' (LSO0688)
Stravinsky: Symphony in three movements; Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances
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'Brahms, Piazzolla & Stravinsky: Piano Duos' (SIGCD365)
Brahms, Piazzolla & Stravinsky: Piano Duos
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'Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; Stravinsky: Symphony in three movements' (LSO0688)
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances; Stravinsky: Symphony in three movements
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'Ravel/Stravinsky: Mother Goose & The Rite of Spring' (SIGCD330)
Ravel/Stravinsky: Mother Goose & The Rite of Spring
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'Vladimir Horowitz – The complete solo European recordings' (APR6004)
Vladimir Horowitz – The complete solo European recordings
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A village fete. Tempo giusto  Scene 2 of The Fairy's Kiss (Stravinsky)
Agon 'Ballet for twelve dancers' (Stravinsky)
Airs du rossignol et Marche chinoise (Stravinsky)
Alleluia. Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius  First line to Psalm 150, No 3 of Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky)
Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
Apothéose  Movement 10 of Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
Apothéose: Poco meno mosso  No 11 of Scènes de ballet (Stravinsky)
Assumpta est Maria  No 2 of Tres sacrae cantiones (Gesualdo/Stravinsky)
At the mill – Pas de deux. Moderato  Scene 3 of The Fairy's Kiss (Stravinsky)
Ave Maria 'Latin version' (Stravinsky)
Ave Maria 'Slavonic version' (Stravinsky)
Ballade (Stravinsky)
Berceuse (Stravinsky)
Canon on a Russian Popular Tune (Stravinsky)
Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Cantilene  Movement 1 of Duo concertant (Stravinsky)
Capriccio (Stravinsky)
Caritas  Part 2 Ad tres virtutes hortationes No 1 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Chanson russe (Stravinsky)
Coda: Apollon et les Muses  Movement 9 of Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
Concerto for piano and wind instruments (Stravinsky)
Concerto in D (Stravinsky)
Credidi propter quod locutus sum  First line to Fides, Part 2 Ad tres virtutes hortationes No 3 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Credo 'Latin version' (Stravinsky)
Credo 'Slavonic version' (Stravinsky)
Da pacem Domine  No 1 of Tres sacrae cantiones (Gesualdo/Stravinsky)
Danse Russe  No 1 of Trois Mouvements de Petrushka (Stravinsky)
Danses 'Corps de ballet': Moderato  No 2 of Scènes de ballet (Stravinsky)
Danses suisses  Movement 2 of Divertimento (Stravinsky)
Diliges Dominum Deum tuum  First line to Caritas, Part 2 Ad tres virtutes hortationes No 1 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Dithyrambe  Movement 5 of Duo concertant (Stravinsky)
Divertimento (Stravinsky)
Duo concertant (Stravinsky)
Eglogue I  Movement 2 of Duo concertant (Stravinsky)
Eglogue II  Movement 3 of Duo concertant (Stravinsky)
Euntes in mundum universum  Part 1 Dedicatio No 2 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Evocation of the ancestors   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Exaudi orationem meam  First line to Psalm 39, No 1 of Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky)
Expectans expectavi Dominum  First line to Psalm 40, No 2 of Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky)
Fides  Part 2 Ad tres virtutes hortationes No 3 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Four Russian peasant songs 'Podblyudnye', 1914-1917 version (Stravinsky)
Four Russian peasant songs 'Podblyudnye', 1954 version (Stravinsky)
Gigue  Movement 4 of Duo concertant (Stravinsky)
Glorification of the chosen one   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Illi autem profecti praedicaverunt ubique  Part 3 Brevis motus cantilenae2 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Illumina nos  No 3 of Tres sacrae cantiones (Gesualdo/Stravinsky)
Introitus: T S Eliot in memoriam (Stravinsky)
Jesus autem ait illi  Part 3 Brevis motus cantilenae1 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Jeu de cartes 'Ballet in three Deals' (Stravinsky)
La Marseillaise (Stravinsky/Rouget de Lisle)
Les Noces 'Svadebka' (Stravinsky)
Lullaby in the land of eternity. L'istesso tempo  Scene 4, Epilogue of The Fairy's Kiss (Stravinsky)
Lullaby in the storm. Andante  Scene 1, Prologue of The Fairy's Kiss (Stravinsky)
Marche chinoise  Movement 2 of Airs du rossignol et Marche chinoise (Stravinsky)
Mass (Stravinsky)
Movements (Stravinsky)
Mystic circles of the young girls   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Naissance d'Apollon  Movement 1 of Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
Oedipus Rex (Stravinsky)
Orpheus 'Ballet in three Scenes' (Stravinsky)
Pantomime: Lento  No 4 of Scènes de ballet (Stravinsky)
Pas d'action  Movement 3 of Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
Pas de deux  Movement 8 of Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
Pas de deux. Adagio  Movement 4a of Divertimento (Stravinsky)
Pas de deux: Adagio  No 5 of Scènes de ballet (Stravinsky)
Pastorale (Stravinsky)
Pater noster 'Latin version' (Stravinsky)
Pater noster 'Slavonic version' (Stravinsky)
Petroushka (Stravinsky)
Petrushka's cell  Part 2 of Petroushka (Stravinsky)
Prélude et Ronde des princesses (Stravinsky)
Procession of the sage   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Psalm 150  No 3 of Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky)
Psalm 39  No 1 of Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky)
Psalm 40  No 2 of Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky)
Pulcinella Suite (Stravinsky)
Qui confidunt in Domino  First line to Spes, Part 2 Ad tres virtutes hortationes No 2 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Ritual action of the ancestors   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Ritual of abduction   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Ritual of the rival tribes   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Russian dance  Part 1b of Petroushka (Stravinsky)
Sacrificial dance   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Scènes de ballet (Stravinsky)
Scherzino  Movement 5 of Suite italienne (Stravinsky)
Scherzo (Stravinsky)
Song of the Volga Boatmen (Stravinsky)
Spes  Part 2 Ad tres virtutes hortationes No 2 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Spring rounds   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
Suite d'après des thèmes, fragments et morceaux de Giambatista Pergolesi (Stravinsky)
Suite italienne (Stravinsky)
Surge, aquilo  Part 1 Dedicatio No 3 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Symphony in three movements (Stravinsky)
Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky)
Tango (Stravinsky/Dushkin)
The Augurs of Spring   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
The dove descending breaks the air (Stravinsky)
The Fairy's Kiss (Stravinsky)
The Moor's cell  Part 3 of Petroushka (Stravinsky)
The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
The sage, dance of the earth   The Rite of Spring (Stravinsky)
The shrove-tide fair  Part 1a of Petroushka (Stravinsky)
The shrove-tide fair (evening)  Part 4 of Petroushka (Stravinsky)
Tres sacrae cantiones (Gesualdo/Stravinsky)
Trois Mouvements de Petrushka (Stravinsky)
Urbi Venetiae, in laude sancti sui presidis  Part 1 Dedicatio No 1 of Canticum sacrum ad honorem Sancti Marci nominis (Stravinsky)
Variation 'Ballerina': Andantino  No 8 of Scènes de ballet (Stravinsky)
Variation 'Ballerina': L'istesso tempo  No 3 of Scènes de ballet (Stravinsky)
Variation d'Apollon  Movement 2 of Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
Variation de Calliope  Movement 4 of Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
Variation de Polymnie  Movement 5 of Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
Variation de Terpsichore  Movement 6 of Apollon musagète (Stravinsky)
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