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Stravinsky, Igor (1882 - 1971), composer

Stephen Walsh

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Oranienbaum [now Lomonosov], nr St Petersburg, 5/17 June 1882; d New York, 6 April 1971). Russian composer, later of French (1934) and American (1945) nationality. One of the most widely performed and influential composers of the 20th century, he remains also one of its most multi-faceted. A study of his work automatically touches on almost every important tendency in the century's music, from the neo-nationalism of the

Keywords: Background and early years, 1882–1905; Towards ‘The Firebird’, 1902–09; The early Diaghilev ballets, 1910–14; Exile in Switzerland, 1914–20; France: the beginnings of neo-classicism, 1920–25; Return to the theatre, 1925–34; Last years in France: towards America, 1934–9; USA: the late neo-classical works, 1939–51; The proto-serial works, 1951–9; Final years, 1959–71; Posthumous reputation and legacy

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