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Igor Stravinsky Birthday (June 17th)

Igor Stravinsky was a renowned Russian writer, piano player, and conductor. He was conceived on June 17, 1882 in Orianenbaum, Russia. His Genres are Symphony, Music Theater, Vocal Music, Concerto, console music.

He has no solid preparing in piano as that of some other privileged youngster. He had his preparation from his dad who knows nuts and bolts of piano. In 1905, he wedded his cousin, Katerina Nossenko. His two youngsters, Fyodor was conceived in 1907 and Ludmilla was conceived in 1908 separately. He was conceded in graduate school and he began his own particular pieces and arrangement thinks about with Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Stravinsky spent the war years in Switzerland with his family and after that come back to France in 1920. His jazz-bent papers, Ragtime (1918) and The Soldier’s Tale (1918) – laid the best approach to one of the arranger’s most huge stylish turns. The neo-Classical solidness of acts as different as the expressive dance Pulcinella (1919-1920), the Symphony of Psalms (1930) and the musical show The Rake’s Progress (1948-1951) made a broad blast and had an extraordinary impact upon American writers that looked to Stravinsky as its essential model.

After he lost his girl, spouse and his mom inside short of what one year, he went to America and settled in California. Robert Craft turned into his melodic partner who takes care of practices of Stravinsky’s works by going with him.

His broad yield incorporates great pieces of each kind; imaginative thoughts in rhythms, concordance impacted the twentieth century performers. Stravinsky’s compositional profession was popular for its expressive assortment. He got worldwide popularity with his three ballets designed by the manager Sergei Diaghilev and performed by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.

In 1959, Stravinsky was given the Sonning Award which is Denmark’s melodic respect. Regardless of his declining wellbeing amid his most recent five years, he didn’t quit proceeding with structures till his demise in 1971 in New York.

Igor Stravinsky Works

  • 1898 – Tarantella
  • 1902 – Scherzo, Storm Cloud (A. Pushkin)
  • 1904 – Sonate f-sharp Minor, Cantata, The Mushrooms go to War
  • 1906 – Tarantula
  • 1907 – Symphony in E-level Major, op.1, Faun et bergère (Faun and Shepherdess) (A. Pushkin), op.2, Pastorale
  • 1908 – Deux mélodies (S. Gorodetzkij), op.6 , Scherzo fantastique , Feu d’Artifice (Fireworks), op.4 , Chant funèbre, op.5 , Quatre Etudes (Four Studies), operation. 7
  • 1910 – L’Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird), Deux poèmes (P. Verlaine), op.9
  • 1911 – Petrushka , Deux poèmes (K. Balmont)
  • 1912 – Le return on initial capital investment des étoiles (The King of the Stars) (K. Balmont)
  • 1913 – Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), Trois poésies de la lyrique japonaise (Three Japanese Lyrics), Souvenir de mon enfance (Recollections of my Childhood)
  • 1914 – Le Rossignol (The Nightingale), Three Pieces , Pribaoutki , Valse des Fleurs
  • 1915 – Three Easy Pieces for Piano Four Hands, Souvenir d’une Marche Boche
  • 1916 – Berceuses du Chat (Cat’s Cradle Songs), Renard
  • 1917 – Chant du Rossignol (Song of the Nightingale) , Five Easy Pieces for Piano Four Hands , Trois histoires pour enfants , Valse pour les Enfants , Saucers (Four Russian Peasant Songs) , Canons , Study , Berceuse
  • 1918 – Duet, Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale), Ragtime
  • 1919 – Four Russian Songs, Piano Rag Music, Three Pieces
  • 1920 – Pulcinella, Concertino, Symphonies of Wind Instruments
  • 1921 – Le cinq doigts (The Five Fingers), Suite Nr. 2
  • 1922 – Mavra
  • 1923 – Octet, Les Noces (The Wedding)
  • 1924 – Concerto for Piano, Sonate
  • 1925 – Serenade in A for Piano, Suite Nr. 1 for Chamber Orchestra
  • 1926 – Pater Noster
  • 1927 – Oedipus Rex
  • 1928 – Apollon Musagète, Four Etudes for Orchestra , Le Baiser de la Fée (The Fairy’s Kiss)
  • 1929 – Capriccio
  • 1930 – Symphony of Psalms
  • 1931 – Violin Concerto in D
  • 1932 – Duo concertant, Credo
  • 1933 – Perséphone
  • 1934 –  Ave Maria, Concerto
  • 1936 – Jeu de cartes Ballet for Orchestra
  • 1937 – Preludium
  • 1938 – Petit Ramusianum Harmonique, Concerto in E-level (Dumbarton Oaks)
  • 1940 – Symphony in C, Tango
  • 1942 – Danses concertantes, Circus Polka (for a youthful elephant), Four Norwegian Moods
  • 1943 – Ode
  • 1944 –  Babel, Sonata, Scherzo à la Russe, Scènes de Ballet , Elégie
  • 1945 – Symphony in Three Movements, Ebony Concerto
  • 1946 – Concerto in D (Basler Concerto)
  • 1947 – Canon for 2 Voices – Hommage à Nadja Boulanger , Orpheus
  • 1948 – Mass
  • 1951 – The Rake’s Progress
  • 1952 – Cantata on Medieval English Verses
  • 1953 – Septet, Three Songs from Shakespeare
  • 1954 – Four Songs, Two Poems of K. Balmont , In Memoriam Dylan Thomas
  • 1955 – Greeting Prelude, Canticum Sacrum
  • 1957 – Agon
  • 1958 – Threni: id est Lamentationes Jeremiae prophetae
  • 1959 – Movements, Epitaphium , Double Canon
  • 1961 – A Sermon, a Narrative and a Prayer
  • 1962 – Anthem, Eight Instrumental Miniatures, The Flood
  • 1963 – Abraham and Isaac
  • 1964 – Elegy for J. F. K., Fanfare for another Theate , Variations
  • 1965 – Introitus , Canon
  • 1966 – Requiem Canticles, The Owl and the Pussy Cat

Famous Works of Igor Stravinsky

  • Writings
  • Stravinsky, Igor, Stravinsky: An Autobiography, Simon & Schuster, 1936.
  • Stravinsky, Igor, Poetics of Muse, Harvard University Press, 1942.
  • Compositions
  • Tarantella, 1898.
  • Symphony in E-flat Major, Opus 1, 1907.
  • L’Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird) (ballet), 1910.
  • Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (ballet), 1913.
  • Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’sTale), 1918.
  • Mavra (an opera), 1922.
  • Oedipus Rex, 1927.
  • Jeu de Cartes (ballet), 1936.
  • Four Norwegian Moods, 1942.
  • The Rake’s Progress (opera), 1951.
  • In Memoriam Dylan Thomas, 1954.
  • Agon (ballet), 1957.
  • Elegy for J.F.K., 1964.
  • Requiem Canticles, 1966.

Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“Sins cannot be undone, only forgiven.”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“Just as appetite comes from eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“The principle of the endless melody is the perpetual becoming of a music that never had any reason for starting, any more than it has any reason for ending”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey.”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.”
– Igor Stravinsky Quotes

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