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  Stravinsky - MSN Encarta
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian : Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, Igor' Fjodorovič Stravinskij) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian...
The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky was one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was born June 17, 1882, in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov), the son of a leading bass singer at the imperial opera house in Saint Petersburg.
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 Igor Stravinsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stravinsky and Pablo Picasso collaborated on Pulcinella in 1920.
Stravinsky had adapted to life in France, but moving to America at the age of 58 was a very different prospect.
Stravinsky was not the first practitioner of the Neoclassical style; in fact the German composer Richard Strauss might be its first and greatest example (he composed the Mozartian Der Rosenkavalier in 1910, as Stravinsky was just beginning the works of his Russian period).
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 Igor Stravinsky - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Igor Frookorpdyichnykov "Why does this 'music' even have a key signature?!" Stravinsky (pronounced Eeyore ƒŕőōŷæųþſΏΏΏ Straw-een`-sky) (June 17, 1882–April 6, 1971) was a Basque-born philosopher, American attorney, scullery maid, philanthropist, misanthropist, part-time goat charmer, and, in his septuagenarian years, a professional mercenary.
Igor Fyodoro[...]vytch Stravinsky was born in Rhineophobia, Basqueland on June 17, 1882, the bastard child of opera singer Carolus Linnaeus Species and his resident landlady Casserola Gena.
Stravinsky was not particularly good at anything, especially not music, and it was only at the behest of his then father that he began taking lessons with Rimsky-Korsakov at the St. Petersburg Music, Craoyla and Toe-Dancing Factory.
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 Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky's long, varied life is mirrored by a rich and diverse musical output, whose inner strength and consistency survived extreme outward changes of style.
Although Stravinsky's score for this Russian fairy tale is a direct descendant of the music familiar from his early years, especially Rimsky-Korsakov, its unmistakable brilliance and authority won the composer international renown.
Stravinsky's health eventually failed; he died in New York in 1971 and was buried in Venice, near the grave of his collaborator and the commissioner of some of his greatest works, Diaghilev.
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 Stravinsky, Igor Fyodorovich - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Stravinsky, Igor Fyodorovich
Stravinsky was one of the most important composers of the 20th century, who arguably determined the course of music for the rest of the century more than any other composer.
Stravinsky was born near St Petersburg, where his father, Fyodor Stravinsky, was the leading bass at the Imperial Opera.
A meeting with W H Auden led to the peak of Stravinsky's neoclassical music, the opera The Rake's Progress which was premiered at Venice in 1951 and inspired by a William Hogarth painting of the same name.
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 Barnes & Noble.com Music - Artist Bio
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 five-decade musical career.
Stravinsky's triad of early ballets -- "The Firebird" (1909-10), "Petrushka" (1910-11), and most importantly, "The Rite of Spring" (1911-13) -- 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'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.
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 DanceWorks SideSteps - People: Igor Stravinsky   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Igor Stravinsky is often considered something of a revolutionary, in part based on the riotous reception of his ballet The Rite of Spring (see separate article).
Stravinsky came from a musical family, although his training was limited, reflecting his family's desire that he pursue studies in law.
Stravinsky then reverted to the task of finishing a short opera based on the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen's tale The Nightingale, which he had started in 1908-09 but which had been interrupted by the commission of The Firebird.
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 Biography
Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky was born at Oranienbaum on the Gulf of Finland opposite Kronstadt on 5 June 1882 (O.S.) or 17 June (N.S.).
Stravinsky regained his composure in America, feeling that his music was once again being appreciated and being able to associate with intellectuals and celebrities.
Before Stravinsky, composers have, as a result of an absolute faith and a romantic spirit, composed works that have by their sheer size limited themselves to be performed in the concert hall.
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 Biography of Igor Stravinsky - PianoParadise
Igor Fyodorovitch was a family man and a considerable amount of his time, efforts and expenditure was occupied by his concern for his sons and daughters and their lives.
For the remainder of his life Vera Stravinsky provided an increasingly supportive role in what was at first an alien environment, and the stories of her tireless solicitude for his welfare and the peace he needed to compose, are legion.
Igor Stravinsky was born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) on June 17, 1882.
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 Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise: Prince Igor: Stravinsky
Stravinsky first sketched that passage, "Augurs of Spring," in the summer of 1911, in the Polish-Russian countryside, and finished it in a rented room in the Swiss village of Clarens.
Stravinsky’s new music and new rhetoric set off a feeding frenzy that exceeded even the fuss over the "Rite." A second stream of twentieth-century music—a kind of tonal modernism—flowed out from him, and single pieces of his inspired entire careers.
Stravinsky prospers in other surroundings: in festivals, such as Lincoln Center’s and Carnegie’s this season; on recordings, where conductors such as Tilson Thomas and Riccardo Chailly have brought Stravinsky performance to a radiant level; and, most important, at the ballet, where his music is fleshed out by dancers.
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 Great Performances . "The Nightingale" | PBS
Igor Stravinsky's adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Nightingale" has been produced for television in an extraordinary animated interpretation by filmmaker Christian Chaudet.
Stravinsky's score, inspired by Andersen's tale of a Chinese emperor enraptured with the beautiful singing of his treasured nightingale, comes to life as never before in a vibrant explosion of live performance and computer animation.
Composer Igor Stravinsky began his adaptation in 1908, but set it aside for a few years and only finished the opera in 1914.
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 The Musical Times: Igor Stravinsky 1882-1971
In Stravinsky’s earliest surviving music there is a fairly clear split between the ‘Russian’ style of the Symphony in E flat, and the more sophisticated, Paris-oriented language of the Scherzo fantastique and, still more, Fireworks.
For Stravinsky himself, classicism meant not mannerisms but the re-establishment of the classical virtues of lucidity and order in face of the ever-present threat of formlessness and chaos – represented for him by Wagner and the expressionism to which he saw Wagner’s music-drama as inevitably leading.
Stravinsky’s relationship to his musical materials – proclaimed by himself and confirmed by the evidence of those who knew him – was always first and foremost a physical one, a matter of almost uncontrollable appetite.
www.musicaltimes.co.uk /archive/obits/197106stravinsky.html   (2266 words)

  
 ArtsAlive.ca - Music : Great Composers
Igor Stravinsky was born in Oranienbaum, Russia in 1882.
Igor's father helped him learn to love music and also made sure he studied law.When Igor was 23 years old, he received his law degree from the University of St. Petersburg.
Stravinsky placed the orchestra on one side of the stage, the narrator on a platform on the other side, and left a space in the middle for the action to take place.
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 Igor Stravinsky
Stravinsky’s relations with his various publishers would make a fitting subject for a long-running TV soap opera, complete with courtroom dramas, emotional farewells, some embarrassing contractual wrangles, and of course background music based on the ‘Ronde des princesses’ in The Firebird.
Originally conceived in 1910 (one of its inspirations, according to the composer, was the bells of St. Paul’s Cathedral), it belongs in essence to the ethnic ritual strain of Petrushka and The Rite of Spring.
Finally there is the special case of the 1919 Firebird Suite, which Stravinsky arranged for a more manageable orchestra than the vast array of the original ballet and the 1911 Suite, at the same time fixing on a new sequence of pieces ending with the final scene of the ballet instead of the ‘Infernal Dance’.
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 The Music Chamber - Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky towers among his fellow composers in a way that only J.S. Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang A. Mozart could.
Igor Stravinsky was born on June 17th, 1882 in Oranienbaum just outside of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Diaghilev would go on to sponsor Stravinsky throughout his life, and they would be close friends, buried next to each other at their deaths.
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 Stravinsky, Igor Fedorovich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Stravinsky’s father, an actor and singer in St. Petersburg, had him educated for the law.
Music was only an avocation for Stravinsky until his meeting in 1902 with Rimsky-Korsakov, with whom he studied formally from 1907 to 1908.
Stravinsky’s First Symphony in E Flat Major (1907) is pervaded by the influence of Rimsky-Korsakov’s nationalistic style.
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 Igor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Igor is a given name derived from the Scandinavian name Ingyar, that was brought to ancient Russia by the Vikings (Ingvar or Yngvar).
Igor trying to shoot an arrow through a woman.
Prince Igor is an opera by Alexander Borodin.
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 BMOP :: Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky is often considered something of a revolutionary, in part based on the riotous reception of his ballet The Rite of Spring.
Stravinsky was commissioned to write a ballet for the theater, his Firebird.
Stravinsky continued his association with Paris, but with the advent of World War I and the turmoil in Russia that would lead to the October Revolution, Stravinsky took refuge in Switzerland.
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 Stravinsky, Igor
Igor Fydorovich Stravinsky was born on 17 June 1882 at Oranienbaum on the Gulf of Finland opposite Kronstadt and near St Petersburg, Russia.
Igor Stravinsky took his first piano lessons when he was 9 years old.
In late 1930s Stravinsky was tired of old Europe: another war was imminent, his wife and one daughter had died of tuberculosis, and French critics who violently attacked him for andquotLe Sacre du printemps" (calling it andquotLe Massacre du printemps") were now complaining about his new neo-classical style.
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 Stravinsky: The Rite Of Spring - Music Records with reviews and price comparison at dooyoo.co.uk
Stravinsky was not confined by the same composition rules are may previous comp...
Stravinsky is one of the more modern composers who although alive and composing in the beginning of the twentieth century can still be classed as a modern composer…..just!
Stravinsky has got to have been one of the most influential composers in all history.
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 Essentials of Music - Composers
Igor Stravinsky is often considered something of a revolutionary, in part based on the riotous reception of his ballet The Rite of Spring.
Stravinsky came from a musical family, although his training was limited, reflecting his family's desire that he pursue studies in law.
Stravinsky continued his association with Paris, but with the advent of World War I and the turmoil in Russia that would lead to the October Revolution, Stravinsky took refuge in Switzerland.
www.essentialsofmusic.com /composer/stravinsky.html   (809 words)

  
 On the Rhythm of Igor Stravinsky's Great 'The Rite of Spring'
Technically this is what Stravinsky does: he begins with a series of identical chords in the strings--32 chords in all--moving in a strict and steady rhythm of eighth notes.
What Stravinsky does here, making sure that no great or jarring differences of strong and weak are heard in the sounds, is deeply akin to how rhythm is in the Gregorian Chant, and may have been influenced by it.
Stravinsky was one of the most consciously philosophic of composers, and there is a statement of his, from his book, The Poetics of Music, that is beautiful.
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 Igor Stravinsky's biography
A year later (1911), Stravinsky's second ballet, Petrushka, was performed, and Stravinsky was hailed as a modern master.
When his third ballet, The Rite of Spring, had its premiere in Paris in 1913, a riot erupted in the audience--spectators were shocked and outraged by its pagan primitivism, harsh dissonance, percussiveness, and pounding rhythms--but it too was recognized as a masterpiece and influenced composers all over the world.
"Stravinsky's extensive output includes compositions of almost every kind, for voices, instruments, and the stage; and his innovations in rhythm, harmony, and tone color had an enormous influence on twentieth-century music.
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 Internet Public Library: Music History 102
Stravinsky began studying with the famous Russian composer in 1903, and after Rimsky's death in 1908, never had another teacher.
Stravinsky applied his imagination and the energetic rhythms of The Rite of Spring to the choral work Les Noces (The Wedding), a piece scored for only four pianos, percussion, and voices.
In 1920, Stravinsky settled in Paris, and entered a period of neo-classicism, in which he composed music modeled on the styles and forms, if not the melodies and harmonies, of Mozart and Haydn.
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