Igor Stravinsky

Definition

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a Russian composer best known for his works for the stage, such as the ballets The Firebird, Petrushka, and the groundbreaking The Rite of Spring. The modernist composer lived in Switzerland, France, and then the United States. Stravinsky's experiments with rhythms and dissonance have led to him being described as the 20th century's most important composer.

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  • 1882 - 1971
    Life of the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
  • 17 Jun 1882
    Igor Stravinsky is born in Oranienbaum (now called Lomonosov) near St. Petersburg.
  • 1903 - 1908
    Igor Stravinsky takes music lessons from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
  • 1906
    Igor Stravinsky marries Katerina Nossenko.
  • 1908
    Feu d’artifice (Fireworks) by Igor Stravinsky is first performed.
  • 1909
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's orchestral work Fantastic Scherzo.
  • Jun 1910
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet Firebird.
  • Jun 1911
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet Petrushka.
  • May 1913
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring.
  • 1914
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's opera Nightingale.
  • 1918
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier’s Tale.
  • 1920
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella.
  • 1923
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Wedding.
  • 1927
    The premiere of Igor Stravisnky's opera Oedipus Rex.
  • 1928
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Fairy’s Kiss.
  • 1930
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms.
  • 1938
    Igor Stravisnky composes the concerto Dumbarton Oaks.
  • 1939
    Igor Stravinsky moves to the United States.
  • 1940
    Igor Stravinsky marries Vera Soudeikine.
  • 1942
    Igor Stravinsky composes his Circus Polka.
  • 1951
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's opera The Rake’s Progress.
  • 1956
    Igor Stravinsky composes his Canticum sacrum.
  • 1958
    Igor Stravinsky composes his cantata Threni.
  • 1966
    The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles.
  • 6 Apr 1971
    Igor Stravinsky dies in New York.
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