Take a minute or 3 to enjoy the master conducting his own work… here’s some rare footage of the 82 year old Igor Stravinsky conducting Firebird.
The Bad Boys of Classical
Is 21st-century wunderkind Nico Muhly the rightful heir to Stravinsky’s legacy? By Claire Willett Igor Stravinsky Nico Muhly The Game-Changer “One spring evening in 1913 the intelligentsia of pre-war Paris gathered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to see & hear a sensational new ballet. The ballet, put on by famed Russian Impresario Serge Diaghilev, was… Read More
5 Fun Facts About Igor Stravinsky
5 Fun Facts About Igor Stravinsky Courtesy of Maestro Niel DePonte 1. At one point, Stravinsky lived in a Swiss hotel, but wouldn’t compose there unless he was sure no one could hear him – which was rare. Later, a dealer set him up with a piano which was kept in a combination… Read More