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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (; Russian: Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, IPA: [ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj]; 17 June [O.S. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April 1971) 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 (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, L'Histoire du soldat, 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) and drew from earlier styles, especially those of 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 instrumentation.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 17th, 1882 (Lomonosov), Died April 6th, 1971 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, composer, piano, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 46 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27064 10-in. 11/6/1922 Fireworks Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-30992 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor C-30992 12-in. 10/13/1924 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor C-30993 12-in. 10/13/1924 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-30993 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor C-30994 12-in. 10/13/1924 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-30994 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor C-30995 12-in. 10/13/1924 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-30995 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-37471 12-in. 4/7/1927 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-37472 12-in. 4/7/1927 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-37473 12-in. 4/7/1927 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-39356 12-in. 10/12/1927 The fire-bird Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47910 12-in. 11/13/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47911 12-in. 11/13/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47912 12-in. 11/14/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47913 12-in. 11/14/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47914 12-in. 11/14/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47915 12-in. 11/14/1928 Apollon musagète Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47975 12-in. 5/2/1929 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47976 12-in. 5/2/1929 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47977 12-in. 5/3/1929 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47978 12-in. 5/3/1929 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-47979 12-in. 5/3/1929 Le sacre du printemps Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-87012 10-in. 11/26/1934 Pastorale Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Instrumental sextet composer  
(Results 1-25 of 46 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Stravinsky, Igor," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100018.

Stravinsky, Igor. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100018.

"Stravinsky, Igor." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100018

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