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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian 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 Sergei Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913). The last of these 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 neoclassical music. The works from this period tended to make use of traditional musical forms (concerto grosso, fugue and symphony), drawing on earlier styles, especially from the 18th century. This style was often referred to as Neoclassicism.    In the 1950s, Stravinsky adopted serial procedures. His compositions of this period shared traits with examples of his earlier output: rhythmic energy, the construction of extended melodic ideas out of a few two- or three-note cells and clarity of form, and of instrumentation.

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Histoire du soldat
Kolja Blacher
Virtuoso Dances
Linus Roth & José Gallardo
Jolente De Maeyer & Nikolaas Kende
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Patrick Ayrton
Jiyoon Lee
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Go East!
Gülru Ensari & Herbert Schuch
Simca Heled Live II
Simca Heled
Pieter Wispelwey
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Alessio Bax / Lucille Chung
Mother Goose, La valse / The Rite of Spring
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Temirkanov
Afscheid van een springlevend orkest
Radio Kamer Filharmonie
Einav Yarden
Le Sacre du Printemps / Le Chant du Rossignol - Stravinsky
Brussels Philharmonic
Viola Voilà
Esther Apituley
Violent Viola
Esther Apituley
Music from Diaghilev's Ballet Russes
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring, Poulenc: Biches
BBC National Orch.& Chorus of Wales / Fischer
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Apollon Musagète, a.o.
Nieuw Sinfoniette Amsterdam
Nieuw Sinfoniett - Lev Markiz - St. Petersburg
Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Lev Markiz