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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (sometimes spelled Strawinski, Strawinsky, or Stravinskii; Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский, tr. Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij; IPA: [ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj]; 17 June [O.S. 5 June] 1882 – 6 April 1971) was a Russian-French-American 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 Sergei Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911) and The Rite of Spring (1913). The last of these 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 neoclassical music. 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain / Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite / Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss Divertimento Hovhaness, Prokofiev, Stravinsky; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner 3
1958 Le Sacre du Printemps Stravinsky; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 2
1965 Renard / Scherzo A La Russe / Mavra Stravinsky; Ansermet, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande 1
1968 Stravinsky: Firebird Suite / Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave / Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1
1969 Le Sacre de Printemps Stravinsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez 2
1972 Le Sacre du printemps Stravinsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1972 The Rite of Spring / King of the Stars Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Men's Chorus of The New England Conservatory, Michael Tilson Thomas 2
1973 Walton: Violin Concerto / Stravinsky: Violin Concerto Walton, Stravinsky; Kyung-Wha Chung, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 1
1975 Symphony of Psalms / Canticum Sacrum Igor Stravinsky; The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, The Philip Jones Ensemble, Simon Preston 1
1977 Béla Bartók: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion / Igor Stravinsky: Concerto for 2 Solo Pianos / Sonata for 2 Pianos Bartók, Stravinsky; Christoph Caskel, Heinz König, Alfons & Aloys Kontarsky 2
1978 The Rite of Spring Stravinsky; New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta 2
1980 Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta / Stravinsky: Apollo Bartók, Stravinsky; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1981 Le sacre du printemps Stravinsky; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 1
1981 Pétrouchka (version originale de 1911) (London Symphony Orchestra feat. piano: Leslie Howard, conductor: Claudio Abbado) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1982 The Three Symphonies and Ode Igor Stravinsky; Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson 1
1983 Le Sacre du Printemps Stravinsky; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1983 The Rite of Spring Stravinsky; Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra 1
1984 Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite / Love for Three Oranges Suite / Stravinsky: Suites nos. 1 and 2 for Small Orchestra Prokofiev, Stravinsky; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata 2
1984 The Firebird Stravinsky; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 1
1984 Violin Concertos Alban Berg, Igor Stravinsky; Itzhak Perlman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 2
1985 Firebird Suite / Pulcinella Suite Stravinsky; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1985 Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition / Stravinsky: The Firebird (Suite, 1919) Mussorgsky / Ravel, Stravinsky; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti 2
1985 Stravinsky: Le Baiser de la fée / Tchaikovsky: Bluebird. Pas de deux Igor Stravinsky, Peter Tchaikovsky; The Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1985 Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Poulenc: Gloria Stravinsky, Poulenc; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Robert Shaw 1
1986 The Russian Cello Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Schnittke; Torleif Thedéen, Roland Pöntinen 1
1986 Le Sacre du Printemps / Apollo Igor Strawinsky; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1986 Liszt: Sonata in B minor / Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 / Stravinsky: Petrouchka Franz Liszt, Igor Stravinsky; Shura Cherkassky 1
1986 Mussorgsky orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition / Stravinsky: Pétrouchka Mussorgsky, Stravinsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
1986 The Firebird (Suite) / Le Sacre du Printemps Igor Stravinsky; London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 2
1986 The Firebird / Scherzo fantastique / Feu d'artifice Stravinsky; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit 1
1986 The Soldier's Tale (Scottish Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Lionel Friend, narrator: Christopher Lee) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1987 Le Sacre du printemps / L'Oiseau de feu / Pétrouchka Igor Stravinsky; Dag Achatz, Roland Pöntinen 1
1987 Petrouchka - Firebird Suite (Orchestre National De Lille, Casadesus, cond.) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1987 Petrouchka / Le Chant du rossignol Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit 1
1987 Petrushka, Les Noces (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Karel Ancerl) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1987 Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale / The Fairy's Kiss: Divertimento / Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain Igor Stravinsky, Alan Hovhaness; Chicago Symphony, Fritz Reiner 1
1988 Petrouchka Suite / The Firebird Suite Stravinsky; Radio Luxembourg Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Cao 1
1988 L'histoire du soldat Igor Stravinsky; Orchestre Régionale de Basse-Normandie 1
1988 Les Noces (Chœurs et solistes de l'Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris feat. conductor Pierre Boulez) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1988 Les Noces / Mass Stravinsky; Leonard Bernstein 1
1988 Petrushka / The Rite of Spring Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov 1
1988 Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky: Firebird / Scherzo a la Russe / Scherzo Fantastique / Fireworks Stravinsky; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, CBC Symphony Orchestra 1
1988 The Firebird / Jeu De Cartes Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 3
1988 The Rite of Spring / Fireworks, op. 4 / Circus Polka / Greeting Prelude “Happy Birthday” Stravinsky; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 2
1988 The Soldier's Tale (The London Sinfonietta feat. Sting, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian McKellen, conductor: Kent Nagano) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1989 Stravinsky: The Firebird / Lyadov: Baba-Yaga / Rimsky-Korsakov: Dubinushka Stravinsky, Lyadov, Rimsky-Korsakov; London Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1989 Le Sacre du printemps / Apollo Stravinsky; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle 1
1989 Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1910) / Debussy Afternoon of a Faun Stravinsky, Debussy; Erich Leinsdorf, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1989 Bartók: Contrasts / Berg: Adagio / Stravinsky: L'Histoire du soldat / Amy: En trio Bartók, Berg, Stravinsky, Amy; Alain Damiens, Maryvonne le Dizes, Pierre-Laurent Aimard 1
1989 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Stravinsky: Three Dances From Petrouchka Modest Mussorgsky, Igor Stravinsky; Jean Guillou 1
1989 The Firebird Stravinsky; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle 1
1990 Le Sacre du Printemps / Symphony in Three Movements Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1990 Firebird / Petrushka / Suite no. 1 / Suite no. 2 Stravinsky; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari 1
1990 Le Sacre du printemps / Pétrouchka Stravinsky; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 1
1990 Apollon Musagete / Concerto in D (Guildhall String Ensemble) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1990 Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Igor Stravinsky 1
1990 Oedipus Rex (London Philharmonic Orchestra & John Alldis Choir feat. conductor: Sir Georg Solti) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1990 Pictures At An Exhibition / The Firebird Suite Mussorgsky, Stravinsky; Berliner Philharmoniker, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Carlo Maria Giulini 1
1990 Pulcinella / Danses concertantes (City of London Sinfonia, feat. conductor: Richard Hickox) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1990 The Rite of Spring Stravinsky; Philharmonia Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal 1
1991 The Firebird Stravinsky; Antal Doráti, London Symphony Orchestra 1
1991 Sacred Choral Works (Westminster Cathedral Choir feat. conductor: James O'Donnell, City of London Sinfonia) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1991 Symphony of Psalms / Mass / Canticum Sacrum Igor Stravinsky; Westminster Cathedral Choir, City of London Sinfonia, James O'Donnell, John Mark Ainsley, Stephen Roberts 1
1991 Apollon musagète / Concerto in D / Cantata Stravinsky, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Orchestra & Chorus, Yvonne Kenny, John Aler, Esa-Pekka Salonen 2
1991 Les Noces and Other Choral Music Igor Stravinsky; New London Chamber Choir and Ensemble, James Wood, The Voronezh Chamber Choir, Oleg Shepel 2
1991 Le sacre du printemps / Jeu de cartes Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1991 Petruschka / Symphonie in drei Sätzen Stravinsky; Philharmonia Slavonica, Hanspeter Gmür, Carlo Panatelli 1
1991 Pulcinella / Rag-Time / Renard / Wind Octet (London Sinfonietta feat. conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1991 Schnittke: Piano Sonata / Stravinsky: Piano Sonata / Serenade in A / Piano-Rag-Music Alfred Schnittke, Igor Stravinsky; Boris Berman 1
1991 Stravinsky the Composer, Volume I Stravinsky; Robert Craft, Orchestra of St. Luke’s 1
1991 The Firebird (Complete Ballet) / Scherzo à la russe Stravinsky; Berliner Philharmoniker, Bernard Haitink 1
1991 The Firebird / Petrushka / Fireworks (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: David Zinman) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1991 The Firebird Suite, Pulcinella Suite, Scherzo Fantastique, Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for Small Orchestra (Pierre Boulez conducts BBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Ensemble InterContemporain) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1991 The Firebird: Russian Fairy Tale Igor Stravinsky; Natalia Makarova, Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony 1
1991 The Rite of Spring / Firebird Suite / Fireworks Stravinsky; Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Ozawa 2
1991 Violinkonzerte / Tzigane Berg, Stravinsky, Ravel; Frank Peter Zimmermann, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart 1
1992 Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements, Pulcinella / Weill: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik / J. Strauss II: Wiener Blut Stravinsky, Weill, J. Strauss II; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
1992 Oedipus Rex Stravinsky; Anne Sofie von Otter, Vinson Cole, Simon Estes, Hans Sotin, Nicolai Gedda, Patrice Chéreau, Swedish Radio Chorus, The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Orphei Drängar, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1992 Symphony in Three Movements / Symphony in C Igor Stravinsky; Royal Scottish Orchestra, Sir Alexander Gibson 1
1992 Jeu de cartes / Orpheus Igor Stravinsky; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Neeme Järvi 1
1992 Oedipus Rex, Symphonie de Psaumes Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1992 Pétrouchka / Le Sacre du Printemps Stravinsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez 1
1992 Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (Excerpts) / Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Prokofiev, Stravinsky; New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, Dimitri Mitropoulos 1
1992 Stravinsky the Composer, Volume II: Pulcinella, Symphony in C, Les Noces Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1992 Stravinsky the Composer, Volume III: Perséphone Stravinsky; Robert Craft 1
1992 The Rite of Spring - Pulcinella Suite Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1992 The Soldier’s Tale – suite / Divertimento / Octet / Suites Nos. 1, 2 Stravinsky; London Sinfonietta, Riccardo Chailly 1
1993 BBC Music, Volume 1, Number 7: The Isle of the Dead / Petrushka Rachmaninov, Stravinsky; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk 1
1993 The Firebird / 4 Etudes for Orchestra (Chicago Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Pierre Boulez) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1993 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 / Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Shostakovich, Stravinsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1993 Weill: Die sieben Todsünden / Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Complete Ballet) Weill, Stravinsky; Simon Rattle 1
1993 Concertos / Cappricio (Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin feat. conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano: Olli Mustonen) Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1993 Petrouchka / Orpheus Stravinsky; The Philharmonia, Esa-Pekka Salonen 1
1993 L'Oiseau de feu / Feu d'artifice / Quatre Etudes pour orchestre Stravinsky; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez 1
1993 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Stravinsky: Petrushka (Three Movements) / Balakirev: Islamey Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Balakirev; Piers Lane 1
1993 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Stravinsky: Rite of Spring Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, Модест Петрович Мусоргский, James Levine & Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 1
1993 Oedipus Rex Igor Stravinsky; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi 1
1993 Petrushka / Apollon Musagète / Circus Polka Stravinsky; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi 1
1993 Stravinsky the Composer, Volume IV Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 1
1993 Symphony in E-flat / Violin Concerto Igor Stravinsky; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi, Lydia Mordkovitch 1

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