Ígor Fyodorovitch Stravinsky, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, was born on June 17, 1882, in Oranienbaum, near St. Petersburg, Russia. He came from a musical family, with his father Fyodor Stravinsky being a prominent bass singer at the Imperial Opera in St. Petersburg. Stravinsky's early education in music began with piano and composition lessons from renowned teachers, including Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He initially showed great promise as a pianist and composer, but it was his compositional genius that would ultimately shape his career and leave an indelible mark on the world of music.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky ComSE (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, 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. Ígor Stravinsky Tracklist: A Sagração da Primavera Primeira Parte: A Adoração da Terra 1. Introdução 2. Augúrios de Primavera / Dança das Adolescentes 3. Jogo do Rapto 4. Rondas da Primavera 5. Jogos das Tribos Rivais 6. Procissão do Sábio 7. O Sábio 8. Dança da Terra Segunda Parte: O Sacrifício 9. Introdução 10. Círculos Místicos das Adolescentes 11. Glorificação da Eleita 12. Evocação dos Ancestrais 13. Ação Ritual dos Ancestrais 14. Dança do Sacrifício. A Eleita O Pássaro de Fogo (Suíte, 1945) 15. Introdução 16. Prelúdio e Dança 17. Variações 18. Pantomima I 19. Pas-De-Deux 20. Pantomima II 21. Scherzo 22. Pantomima III. Rondó 23. Dança Infernal 24. Canção de Ninar 25. Hino Final For more: http://www.melhoresmusicasclassicas.blogspot.com #MusicHistory #ClassicalMusic #Stravinsky