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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Igor Stravinsky composerIgor Stravinsky was one of music's truly epochal innovators; no other composer of the twentieth century exerted such a pervasive influence or dominated his art in the way that Stravinsky did during his five-decade musical career. Aside from purely technical considerations such as rhythm and harmony, the most important hallmark of Stravinsky's style is, indeed, its changing face. Emerging from the spirit of late Russian nationalism and ending his career with a thorny, individual language steeped in twelve-tone principles, Stravinsky assumed a number of aesthetic guises throughout the course of his development while always retaining a distinctive, essential identity.  -  All Music Guide


COMPOSITIONS                                                   Stravinsky Links     ~ ~     Works by Genre    ~ ~ ~    Stravinsky on Stravinsky
Sonata for Piano (4 mvts) (1903-04, unpublished)
Le Faune et la Bergere (3 songs), voice and orchestra, op. 2 (1905-06) [text: Pushkin; French text by A. Komaroff]
Symphony in Eb Major, orchestra, op. 1 (1905-07)
Two Songs, voice and piano, op. 6 (1907-08)
Scherzo fantastique, op. 3, orchestra (1907-08)
Pastorale, voice and piano (1908) [no text] [also arr. for soprano and winds; violin and pf; violin and winds]
Feux d'artifice (Fireworks), op. 4, orchestra (1908)
Four Studies [Etudes], op. 7, piano (1908)
Pogrebal?naya Pesnya (Chant funebre/Funeral Song), orchestra, op. 5 (1908) [on the death of Rumsky-Korsakoff]
Firebird, ballet in 2 scenes (1909-10; reorchestrated, 1918-19; revised, 1945)
Two Poems of Paul Verlaine, baritone and piano, op. 9 (1910; arr. w/orch, 1952-53)
Petroushka, ballet in 4 scenes (1910-11, rev. 1946) [also arr. piano 4-hands; excerpts arr. for pf]
Two Poems by K. Balmont, voice and piano (1911) [arr. for voice and chamber orchestra, 1954]
Zvezdoliki (King of the Stars), cantata, male chorus and orchestra (1911-12) [text: K. Balmont]
The Rite of Spring, ballet in 2 parts (1910-13; rev. 1947)
Three Poems from Japanese, soprano, 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, and string quartet (1912-13)
Three Short Songs from the Recollections of Childhood, voice and piano (1913; arr. for voice and small orchestra, 1933, 1947)
Le Rossignol [The Nightingale], opera (Act I: 1908-09; Act II & III: 1913-14, rev. 1962)
Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914)
Pribaoutki (Chansons plaisants), voice and small orchestra (1914)
Three Easy Pieces, piano 4-hands (1914-15)
Berceuses du chat, voice and 3 clarinets (1915-16)
Renard, a burlesque in song and dance, chamber opera-ballet  (1915-16)
Three Stories for Children, voice and piano (1915-16)
Les noces, cantata-ballet (1914-17, rev. 1921-23)
Four Russian Peasant Songs, female or male chorus and 4 horns (1914-17; rev. 1954)
Five Easy Pieces, piano 4-hands (1917)
Song of the Nightingale, symphonic poem/ballet based on Le Rossignol (1917)
Etude for Player Piano (1917)
L?Histoire du soldat, to be read, played and danced, narrator, dancer and chamber ensemble (1918)
Ragtime, 11 instruments (1918)
Four Russian Songs (Quatre Chants Russes), voice and piano (1918-19)
Piano-Rag Music, 1919
Three pieces, clarinet (1919)
Pulcinella, ballet with song after Pergolesi (1919-20); Suite (1922; rev. 1947); Suite italienne (1932/34)
Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 23 wind instruments  (1920)
Concertino for String Quartet (1920) (arr. for 12 instruments, 1952)
Les cinq doigts, piano (1920-21) (arr. as Eight Instrumental Miniatures, 1962)
Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra (arr. of Three Easy Pieces & Five Easy Pieces, no. 5) (1921)
Mavra, opera (1921-22)
Octet for Winds (1922-23, rev. 1952)
Concerto for Piano and Winds (1923-24, 1936; rev. 1950)
Piano Sonata (1924)
Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra (arr. of Five Easy Pieces, nos. 1-4) (1917-25)
Serenade in A, piano (1925)
Our Father (Pater noster), chorus (1926-rev. 1949)
Oedipus Rex, opera-oratorio (1926-27; rev. 1948)
Four Studies [Etudes] for Orchestra (arr. of Three Pieces for String Quartet & Study for Pianola)(1914-18, 1928)
Apollon musagete, ballet (1927-28; rev. 1947)
Le Baise de la Fee [The Fairy?s Kiss], ballet (1928; rev. 1950)
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1928-29; rev. 1949)
Symphony of Psalms, chorus and orchestra (1930; rev. 1948)
Violin Concerto in D (1931)
Duo Concertante, violin and piano (1931-32)
Symbol of Faith (Credo), chorus (1932; rev. 1949, 1962)
Persephone, melodrama for narrator, tenor, chorus, children?s choir and orchestra (1933-34; rev. 1949)
Divertimento, orchestra/violin and piano, based on Le Baise de la Fee (1934; rev. 1949)
Blessed Virgin (Ave Maria), chorus (1934; rev. 1949)
Concerto for Two Pianos (1931-35)
Jeu des cartes, ballet (1936)
Preludium, jazz band (1936-37; rev. 1953)
Concerto ?Dumbarton Oaks? in Eb, 16 instruments (1937-38)
Symphony in C, orchestra (1939-40)
Tango, piano (1940) (arr. for 19 instruments, 1953)
Star Spangled Banner, orchestra (1941)
Danses concertantes, chamber orchestra (1941-42)
Circus Polka, circus band (1942) [arr. for orchestra, 1944]
Norwegian Moods, orchestra (1942)
Ode, elegiacal chant in 3 parts, orchestra (1943)
Scherzo a la russe, jazz band/orchestra (1944)
Scenes de ballet, ballet (1944)
Elegie, viola (1944)
Sonata for Two Pianos (1943-44)
Babel, cantata, narrator, male chorus and orchestra (1944)
Symphony in Three Movements, orchestra (1942-45)
Ebony Concerto, clarinet and jazz band (1945)
Concerto in D, strings (1946)
Orpheus, ballet (1947)
Mass, chorus and double wind quintet (1944-48)
The Rake?s Progress, opera (1948-51)
Cantata (on Old English Texts), soprano, tenor, female chorus and ensemble (1951-52)
Septet, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano, violin, viola and cello (1952-53)
Three Songs from Shakespeare, mezzo-soprano and piano (1953)
In memoriam Dylan Thomas, tenor, 4 trombones and string quartet (1954)
Greeting Prelude, after Happy Birthday to You, orchestra (1955)
Canticum sacrum, tenor, baritone chorus and orchestra (1955)
Chorale Variations on ?Von Himmel hoch da komm? ich her? (J.S. Bach), chorus and orchestra (1956)
Agon, ballet (1953-54, 1956-57)
Threni (Lamentations of Jeremiah), soloists, chorus and orchestra (1957-58)
Movements, piano and orchestra (1958-59)
Epitaphium, flute, clarinet and harp (1959)
Double Canon, string quartet (1959)
Monumentus pro Gesualdo, orchestra (1960) (arr. of madrigals by Gesualdo)
A Sermon, a Narrative and a Prayer, cantata, alto, tenor, speaker, chorus and orchestra (1960-61)
The Flood, opera (1961-62)
Anthem ?The dove descending breaks the air?, chorus (1962)
Abraham and Isaac, baritone and orchestra (1962-63)
Variations: In memoriam Aldous Huxley, orchestra (1963-64)
Canon on a Russian Popular Tune (theme from The Firebird), orchestra (1965)
Introitus (Requiem aeternam), male chorus and chamber ensemble (1965)
Elegy for J.F.K., baritone and 3 clarinets (1964)
Fanfare for a New Theater, 2 trumpets (1964)
Requiem Canticles, alto, bass, chorus and orchestra (1965-66)
The Owl and the Pussycat, voice and piano (1966)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                                                                 Stravinsky Links     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
Le Rossignol [The Nightingale], opera (Act I: 1908-09; Act II & III: 1913-14, rev. 1962)
Renard, a burlesque in song and dance, chamber opera-ballet  (1915-16)
L?Histoire du soldat, to be read, played and danced, narrator, dancer and chamber ensemble (1918)
Mavra, opera (1921-22)
Oedipus Rex, opera-oratorio (1926-27; rev. 1948)
Persephone, melodrama for narrator, tenor, chorus, children?s choir and orchestra (1933-34; rev. 1949)
The Rake?s Progress, opera (1948-51)
The Flood, opera (1961-62)

Ballet
Firebird, ballet in 2 scenes (1909-10; reorchestrated, 1918-19; revised, 1945)
Petroushka, ballet in 4 scenes (1910-11, rev. 1946)
The Rite of Spring, ballet in 2 parts (1910-13; rev. 1947)
Renard, a burlesque in song and dance, chamber opera-ballet  (1915-16)
Les noces, cantata-ballet (1914-17, rev. 1921-23)
Pulcinella, ballet with song after Pergolesi (1919-20); Suite (1922; rev. 1947); Suite italienne (1932/34)
Apollon musagete, ballet (1927-28; rev. 1947)
Le Baise de la Fee [The Fairy?s Kiss], ballet (1928; rev. 1950)
Jeu des cartes, ballet (1936)
Scenes de ballet, ballet (1944)
Orpheus, ballet (1947)
Agon, ballet (1953-54, 1956-57)

Orchestra/Large Ensemble
Symphony in Eb Major, orchestra, op. 1 (1905-07)
Scherzo fantastique, op. 3, orchestra (1907-08)
Feux d'artifice (Fireworks), op. 4, orchestra (1908)
Pogrebal?naya Pesnya (Chant funebre/Funeral Song), orchestra, op. 5 (1908) [on the death of Rumsky-Korsakoff]
Song of the Nightingale, symphonic poem/ballet based on Le Rossignol (1917)
Symphonies of Wind Instruments, 23 wind instruments  (1920)
Les cinq doigts, piano (1920-21) (arr. as Eight Instrumental Miniatures, 1962)
Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra (arr. of Three Easy Pieces & Five Easy Pieces, no. 5) (1921)
Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra (arr. of Five Easy Pieces, nos. 1-4) (1917-25)
Four Studies [Etudes] for Orchestra (arr. of Three Pieces for String Quartet & Study for Pianola)(1914-18, 1928)
Divertimento, orchestra/violin and piano, based on Le Baise de la Fee (1934; rev. 1949)
Concerto ?Dumbarton Oaks? in Eb, 16 instruments (1937-38)
Symphony in C, orchestra (1939-40)
Tango, piano (1940) (arr. for 19 instruments, 1953)
Star Spangled Banner, orchestra (1941)
Danses concertantes, chamber orchestra (1941-42)
Circus Polka, circus band (1942) [arr. for orchestra, 1944]
Norwegian Moods, orchestra (1942)
Ode, elegiacal chant in 3 parts, orchestra (1943)
Scherzo a la russe, jazz band/orchestra (1944)
Symphony in Three Movements, orchestra (1942-45)
Concerto in D, strings (1946)
Greeting Prelude, after Happy Birthday to You, orchestra (1955)
Monumentus pro Gesualdo, orchestra (1960) (arr. of madrigals by Gesualdo)
Variations: In memoriam Aldous Huxley, orchestra (1963-64)
Canon on a Russian Popular Tune (theme from The Firebird), orchestra (1965)

Band
Preludium, jazz band (1936-37; rev. 1953)
Circus Polka, circus band (1942) [arr. for orchestra, 1944]
Scherzo a la russe, jazz band/orchestra (1944)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Concerto for Piano and Winds (1923-24, 1936; rev. 1950)
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1928-29; rev. 1949)
Violin Concerto in D (1931)
Ebony Concerto, clarinet and jazz band (1945)
Movements, piano and orchestra (1958-59)

Chorus w/Orchestra
Zvezdoliki (King of the Stars), cantata, male chorus and orchestra (1911-12) [text: K. Balmont]
Symphony of Psalms, chorus and orchestra (1930; rev. 1948)
Babel, cantata, narrator, male chorus and orchestra (1944)
Cantata (on Old English Texts), soprano, tenor, female chorus and ensemble (1951-52)
Canticum sacrum, tenor, baritone chorus and orchestra (1955)
Chorale Variations on ?Von Himmel hoch da komm? ich her? (J.S. Bach), chorus and orchestra (1956)
Threni (Lamentations of Jeremiah), soloists, chorus and orchestra (1957-58)
A Sermon, a Narrative and a Prayer, cantata, alto, tenor, speaker, chorus and orchestra (1960-61)
Introitus (Requiem aeternam), male chorus and chamber ensemble (1965)
Requiem Canticles, alto, bass, chorus and orchestra (1965-66)

Choral
Four Russian Peasant Songs, female or male chorus and 4 horns (1914-17; rev. 1954)
- On Saints' Days in Chigisakh
- Ovsen
- The Pike
- Master Portly
Four Russian Songs, chorus (1918)
Our Father (Pater noster), chorus (1926-rev. 1949)
Symbol of Faith (Credo), chorus (1932; rev. 1949, 1962)
Blessed Virgin (Ave Maria), chorus (1934; rev. 1949)
Mass, chorus and double wind quintet (1944-48)
Anthem ?The dove descending breaks the air?, chorus (1962)

Chamber
Pastorale, voice and piano (1908) [no text] [arr. for soprano and winds, 1923]
- arr. for violin and piano, 1933
- arr. for violin and four woodwinds, 1933
Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914)
Ragtime, 11 instruments (1918)
Concertino for String Quartet (1920) (arr. for 12 instruments, 1952)
Octet for Winds (1922-23, rev. 1952)
Septet, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano, violin, viola and cello (1952-53)
Epitaphium, flute, clarinet and harp (1959)
Double Canon, string quartet (1959)
Fanfare for a New Theater, 2 trumpets (1964)

Solo Instrument
Three pieces, clarinet (1919)
Duo Concertante, violin and piano (1931-32)
Divertimento, orchestra/violin and piano, based on Le Baise de la Fee (1934; rev. 1949)
Elegie, viola (1944)

Piano
Sonata for Piano (4 mvts) (1903-04, unpublished)
Four Studies [Etudes], op. 7, piano (1908)
Petroushka, ballet in 4 scenes (1910-11, rev. 1946)
- arr. for piano 4-hands, 1911
- excerpts arr. for piano solo, 1921

Three Easy Pieces, piano 4-hands (1914-15)
Five Easy Pieces, piano 4-hands (1917)
Etude for Player Piano (1917)
Piano-Rag Music, 1919
Les cinq doigts, piano (1920-21) (arr. as Eight Instrumental Miniatures, 1962)
Piano Sonata (1924)
Serenade in A, piano (1925)
Concerto for Two Pianos (1931-35)
Tango, piano (1940) (arr. for 19 instruments, 1953)
Sonata for Two Pianos (1943-44)

Vocal
Le Faune et la Bergere (3 songs), voice and orchestra, op. 2 (1905-06) [text: Pushkin; French text by A. Komaroff]
- Die Schaferin
- Faun
- Der Fluss
Two Songs, voice and piano, op. 6 (1907-08)
- Spring
- Sundew
Pastorale, voice and piano (1908) [no text]
- arr. for soprano and winds, 1923
- arr. for violin and piano, 1933
- arr. for violin and four woodwinds, 1933
Two Poems of Paul Verlaine, baritone and piano, op. 9 (1910; arr. w/orch, 1952-53)
- Un grand sommeil noir Largo assai
- La lune blanche
Two Poems by K. Balmont, voice and piano (1911) [arr. for voice and chamber orchestra, 1954]
- Forget-Me-Flower
- Dove
Three Poems from Japanese, soprano, 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, and string quartet (1912-13)
- Akahito
- Mazatsumi
- Tsaraiuki
Three Short Songs from the Recollections of Childhood, voice and piano (1913; arr. for voice and small orchestra, 1933, 1947)
- The Magpie
- The Rook
- The Jackdaw
Pribaoutki (Chansons plaisants), voice and small orchestra (1914)
- L'oncle Armand
- Le four
- Le colonel
- Le vieux et le livre
Berceuses du chat, voice and 3 clarinets (1915-16)
- Sur le poele (On the Stove)
- Interieur (At Home)
- Dodo (Lullaby)
- Ce qi'il a, le chat (O Tom-cat, Tom-cat)
3 Histoires pour enfants (Three Stories for Children), voice and piano (1915-16)
- Tilimbom
- Les canards, les cygnes, les oies
- Chanson de l'ours
Les noces, cantata-ballet (1914-17, rev. 1921-23)
Four Russian Songs (Quatre Chants Russes), voice and piano (1918-19)
- Canard (Ronde) (1918)
- Chansons pour compter (1919)
- Le moineau est assis . . . (1919)
- Chant dissident (1919)
Three Songs from Shakespeare, mezzo-soprano and piano (1953)
- Musick to heare (from Eighth Sonnet)
- Full Fathom Five (Ariel's song from The Tempest)
- When Dasies Pied (the cuckoo's song from Love's Labour's Lost)
In memoriam Dylan Thomas, tenor, 4 trombones and string quartet (1954)
Abraham and Isaac, baritone and orchestra (1962-63)
Elegy for J.F.K., baritone and 3 clarinets (1964) [text: W. H. Auden]
The Owl and the Pussycat, voice and piano (1966) [text: Edward Lear]


STRAVINSKY  LINKS                                                                                           Works by Genre     ~ top of page ~
Igor Stravinsky: Composer and Conductor (Tim Page, Andante.com)    -    Vol. I  /  Vol. II  /  Vol. III
Igor Stravinsky - Compositions for Pianola (The Pianola Institute)
Igor Stravinsky Exhibition in Salzburg, Austria
Igor Stravinsky Obituary (Jeremy Noble, The Musical Times) [from 1971]
Igor Stravinsky on Film Music (As Told to Ingolf Dahl, Film Music Society)
Igor Stravinsky - The TIME 100 (Philip Glass, Time Magazine)
Igor Stravinsky, the Composer, Dead at 88 (On This Day, The New York Times)
Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (Thomas Kelly, NPR's Performance Today)
Key Igor Stravinsky Work Found After 100 Years (Stephen Walsh, The Guardian)
The Making of a Love Triangle (Natalie Shearer, The Classical Music Pages Quarterly)
On the Rhythm of The Rite of Spring (Edward Green)
Prince Igor: Stravinsky (Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise)
Stravinsky and C-F Ramuz - A Study of Their Artistic Collaboration for Histoire du soldat (Maureen A. Carr)    see also
Stravinsky the Global Dancer: A Chronology of Choreography to the Music of Stravinsky (Roehampton University)
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (Keeping Score - San Fransisco Symphony/multi-media)
Stravinsky's Religious Works (website by Victor Huang, California Institute of Technology)

Books
Igor Stravinsky: His Personality, Works and Views (Mikhail Semenovich Druskin, Martin Cooper, books.google.com)
Stavinsky (Neil Wenborn, books.google.com)
Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions (Richard Taruskin, books.google.com)

Stravinsky @ Wikipedia
Stravinsky @ 20th Century Arts and Humanities (Dr. Michael Delahoyde, Washington State  University)
Stravinsky @ American Ballet Theater
Stravinsky @ Answers.com
Stravinsky @ artissimo
Stravinsky @ Ballet Met Columbus
Stravinsky @ BBC Radio 3 [Tchaikovsky & Stravinsky]
Stravinsky @ Boosey & Hawkes
Stravinsky @ Classic Cat
Stravinsky @ Classical Composers Database
Stravinsky @ Classical Music Archives
Stravinsky @ Classical Music Pages
Stravinsky @ Classical Net
Stravinsky @ composition:today
Stravinsky @ Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers
Stravinsky @ DSO Kids (Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
Stravinsky @ Essentials of Music
Stravinsky @ Flowers & Mushrooms
Stravinsky @ IMDb (Internet Movie Database)
Stravinsky @ Infoplease
Stravinsky @ Internet Archive
Stravinsky @ Island of Freedom
Stravinsky @ Javier Torres Maldonado
Stravinsky @ Karadar Classical Music
Stravinsky @ The Kennedy Center
Stravinsky @ lichtensteiger.de
Stravinsky @ Mahalo
Stravinsky @ Milken Archive of American Jewish Music
Stravinsky @ Music Academy Online
Stravinsky @ The Music Chamber
Stravinsky @ musicianguide.com
Stravinsky @ National Portrait Gallery
Stravinsky @ NationMaster
Stravinsky @ Naxos
Stravinsky @ The New York Times
Stravinsky @ W.W. Norton
Stravinsky @ Notable Biographies

Stravinsky @ Pandora Internet Radio
Stravinsky @ PBS's Culture Shock
Stravinsky @ real.com
Stravinsky @ G. Schirmer
Stravinsky @ Schott Music
Stravinsky @ Suite101.com
Stravinsky @ The Timid Soul's Guide to Classical Music

Streaming Audio
Stravinsky @ The Classical MIDI Connection
Stravinsky @ Classical Masterpieces
Stravinsky @ Classical Music Archives
Stravinsky @ Island of Freedom
Stravinsky @ Kunst der Fuge
Stravinsky @ last.fm
Stravinsky @ MidiWorld
Stravinsky @ NPRmusic
Stravinsky @ PRX (Public Radio Exchange)
Stravinsky @ Rhapsody
The Life and Music of Igor Stravinsky (On Point Radio)

Recordings
Stravinsky @ Naxos

Stravinsky @ YouTube
Stravinsky @ How Stuff Works Video Center
Stravinsky @ New Zealand National Film Unit


 Stravinsky on Stravinsky: Igor Stravinsky: Composer (J?nos Darvas, 2001) - 12 PARTS
Part 1: I'm a Maker



Part 2: Super Igor !



Part 3: Igor e il balletto



Part 4: Le Sacre



Part 5: Igor e Cocteau



Part 6: La critica



Part 7: Igor, la Russia e Giacometti



Part 8: Vera



Part 9: Igor e Vera



Part 10: Igor Cowboy


Part 11: Igor, l'et? e Balanchine



Part 12: Finale, Igor, Balanchine e Suzanne Farrell



Stravinsky on Stravinsky: L'histoire du soldat Recording Session/Columbia Records - Part 1



L'histoire du soldat Recording Session/Columbia Records - Part 2

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