Igor Stravinsky, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Igor Stravinsky

Russian composer, pianist and conductor

Date of Birth: 18-Jun-1882

Place of Birth: Lomonosov, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russia

Date of Death: 06-Apr-1971

Profession: composer, conductor, pianist, musician

Nationality: United States, France, Russia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Igor Stravinsky

  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (; Russian: ?´???? ????????? ??????´?????, IPA: ['ig?r? 'f??d?r?v??t? str?'v?insk??j]; 17 June [O.S.
  • 5 June] 1882 – 6 April 1971) 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 Serge Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911), and The Rite of Spring (1913).
  • 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 (concerto grosso, fugue and symphony), drawing on earlier styles, especially from the 18th century.
  • 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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