Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky ComSE was a Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.
Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Serge Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring. The latter transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure and was largely responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musical design. His "Russian phase" which continued with works such as Renard, the Soldier's Tale and Les Noces, was followed in the 1920s by a period in which he turned to neoclassicism. The works from this period tended to make use of traditional musical forms, drawing on earlier styles, especially from the 18th century. In the 1950s, Stravinsky adopted serial procedures.

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Ebony Concerto: I. Allegro moderatoNPR Milestones of the Millennium: Preludes, Fugues and Riffs: Jazz in Classical Music3:02
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Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major - 2. Aria IDG 120 – Concertos: Early Recordings4:17
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