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Igor Stravinsky

Full Name: Igor Stravinsky
Born: 1882-06-17
Died: 1971-04-06
Number of Works: 63
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor.
He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music.

He was a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian who was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the century. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1946. In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he also achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the premieres of his works.

He also published a number of books throughout his career, almost always with the aid of a collaborator, sometimes uncredited. In his 1936 autobiography, Chronicles of My Life, written with the help of Walter Nouvel, Stravinsky included his infamous statement that "music is, by its very nature, essentially powerless to express anything at all."

ISBN: 0486258572, 9780486258577
Keywords: score, full, spring, rite
Pages: 176
Published: 1985
  • Rating: 100%
ISBN: 0393318567, 9780393318562
Keywords: autobiography
Pages: 192
Published: 1966
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0486256804, 9780486256801
Keywords: version, original, score, full, petrushka
Pages: 160
Published: 1911
  • Rating: 80%

Definitive original edition of the 20th-century classic: Stravinsky's score for the Ballets Russes masterpiece Petrushka, the bizarre tale of three dancing puppets brought to life. First produced in Paris in 1911. Finest inexpensive edition.
ISBN: 0486404137, 9780486404134
Keywords: score, full, noces, les
Pages: 144
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 100%

A sort of choreographic cantata depicting Russian peasant nuptials, Les Noces was produced by Diaghilev in Paris in 1923. This outstandingly original work uses unusual combinations of instruments with vocal accompaniment. Handsome, inexpensive volume; authoritative score. Instrumentation. Glossary. Preface. Illustrations. Note on the Translation. Translation of the French Text.