Category Archives: Igor Stravinsky

94: Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms

Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms was written in 1930 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra’s conductor Serge Kussevitsky requested Stravinsky write a symphony to commemorate the occasion and commissioned the work. Although written for the … Continue reading

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Fantasia

Maybe this seems obvious, but I can’t talk about classical music in films without talking about Fantasia. Within this film are all of my earliest memories of classical music. Fantasia was released in 1940. It began with the concept of … Continue reading

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Igor Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring

Igor Stravinsky first gained international fame at the age of 18 with his premiere of his ballet The Firebird in 1910. The following year he premiered another ballet, Petrushka. With two successful ballets under his belt, the premiere of his … Continue reading

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