Russian Modern period composer Igor Stravinski (1882-1971) was already making a name for himself when Serge Diaghilev brought him into partnership with the newly formed Ballet Russe with people such as Nijinski and choreographer Mikhail Fokine. From this alliance came the masterpieces Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring. He moved to Switzerland during World War I and came to the United States as the Second World War dawned. With a late influence from Webern, he began to work in 12-tone music, which begat Agon.
Biography, complete files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Filmography at Internet Movie Database (IMDb) lists movies and television shows based on or using his music and lists his acting credits.
Brief biography and painting, with summaries of stage works and orchestral and chamber music, and recommended Naxos recordings.
Biography and basic repertoire list from Classical Net with links including influences, scores, biographies, and CD reviews.
Biography with examination of influence on subsequent music, links, message board, and links.
MIDI files (freely downloadable) of the complete "Rite of Spring" (also piano transcription) "Symphony of Psalms", "The Firebirds suite", "Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka"; also WMA / MP3 files.
Rhythm has been described by Eli Siegel and Aesthetic Realism: it is a oneness of opposites. Hear Stravinsky's great rhythm--a oneness of speed and slowness, motion and pause. A paper by Edward Green.
Symphony of Psalms, Mass, Requiem Canticles. Includes an illustrated biography of his life. These works are considered in detail, with listening guide and commentary.
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Biography, plus sections on the composer's stylistic periods, influence and innovation, Also includes a list of works and articles on individual pieces.
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