Saturday, 24 January 2015

Igor Stravinsky

Here are some pictures of the man who composed the music - Igor Stravinsky, an incredibly gifted and important composer who lived from 1882-1971.

The second picture shows Stravinsky in 1918, when he was working on The Soldier's Tale with Ernst Ansermet (pictured to his right) who was conducting the piece. You can also see an original illustration used to advertise the production - it was originally presented in French, hence the title 'L'Histoire Du Soldat'.



Explore the following links to find out more about Stravinsky's life and work:




Here you can see Stravinsky conducting a full orchestra playing his piece 'The Firebird':





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