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Composer: Stravinsky, Igor (1882-1971)

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Year of birth1882
Year of death1971
Period20th century
February 2019
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NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo; Paavo Järvi

ReykjavikThe Rite of Spring

Pärt, Bjarnason, Stravinsky
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Daníel Bjarnason; Pekka Kuusisto

LondonPhilharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Stravinsky & Piazzolla

© Beth Walsh
Bach, Stravinsky, Piazzolla
Philharmonia Chamber Players

New York CityStravinsky's Firebird and Ravel

Ravel, Pintscher, Stravinsky
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Matthias Pintscher; Renaud Capuçon

Vitoria-GasteizPóker de hielo

Póker de hielo
Bach, Stravinsky, Otaolea, Sibelius
Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi; Mélanie Levy-Thiébaut
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An Afternoon with Nijinsky

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in Verbruggen's Faun © Alice Blangero
As well as keeping the musical, choreographic and theatrical treasures of the Ballets Russes alive, En compagnie de Nijinsky reignites the company’s avant garde-ist vision.
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In the limelight: the ROH Orchestra gets to shine on stage

Anita Rachvelishvili © Dario Acosta

Georgian mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili’s sequence of Rachmaninov songs were a highlight of an all-Russian programme conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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Intangible cosmos: Eötvös' Multiversum

Peter Eötvös © Klaus Rudolph

Composer-conductor Peter Eötvös’ attempt to portray the concept of parallel universes in music remained strangely earthbound in its UK premiere.

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Tan Dun conducts the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in Zurich

Ralph van Raat © Simon van Boxtel
Chinese composer/conductor Tan Dun presented colourful works both he and another compatriot had composed together with pieces by Stravinsky.
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Stirring Mozart and Tchaikovsky from Gernon, Cooper and BBC Phil

Ben Gernon © Petr Kadlec | Czech Philharmonic
Ben Gernon conducted the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall in colourful Stravinsky and soulful Tchaikovsky, while Cooper encapsulated this in Mozart.
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List of works
3 Pieces for clarinet solo3 Pieces for string quartet5 Easy Pieces for piano four handsAgonAnthem (The Dove descending breaks the air)ApolloApollo (Apollon musagète)Apollo (Apollon musagète): suiteBogoroditse DievoCapriccio for Piano and OrchestraChorale Variations on Vom Himmel HochCircus PolkaConcertino for string quartetConcerto for Piano and Wind InstrumentsConcerto in D for StringsConcerto in E flat major for chamber orchestra "Dumbarton Oaks"Duo ConcertantDuo concertantElegy for JFK, for baritone and 3 clarinetsFeu d'artifice (Fireworks), Op.4Four Norwegian MoodsFuneral Song, Op.5In Memoriam Dylan ThomasIntroitus (T. S. Eliot in memoriam)Jeu de cartesL'Histoire du soldatL'Oiseau de FeuLa consagración de la primavera, cuadros de la Rusia Pagana, en dos partesLe Rossignol (The Nightingale)Le SacreLe Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)Le chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale)MassOdeOrpheusPerséphonePetrushkaPetrushka (1911 version)Petrushka Suite (1947 version)Petrushka: Suite for pianoPulcinella - completePulcinella SuiteRequiem CanticlesRitualiaScherzo fantastique, Op.3Scherzo à la RusseScherzo à la russeStravinsky Violin ConcertoSuite italienneSuite no. 1 for chamber orchestraSuite no. 2 for chamber orchestraSymphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 orig version)Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version)Symphony in CSymphony in Three MovementsSymphony in Three Movements Symphony of PsalmsTango, for chamber orchestraThe CageThe Fairy's Kiss (Le baiser de la fée): divertimentoThe FirebirdThe Firebird: FinaleThe Firebird: SuiteThe Firebird: Three movementsThe Rake's ProgressThe Rake's Progress: No word from Tom... I go to himThree movements from PetrushkaThree movements from Petrushka: Danse russeThree pieces for string quartet no. 7Violin Concerto in D majorÉlégie