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Happy Birthday to Stravinsky With Gorgeous Photos From His Ballets

9:45AM
June
17, 2014

Take a look at Life Magazine photographer Gjon Mili’s stunning photographs of Stravinsky ballets danced by the New York City Ballet.

Was Ravel’s Music any Good?

1:15PM
March
13, 2014

Stravinsky characterized Maurice Ravel as “a Swiss watchmaker.” His music was precise, intricate, and assembled in a fastidious manner.

14-Year-Old Guitarist Rocks Vivaldi

7:45AM
August
14, 2013

A young guitarist who is comfortable playing everything from Vivaldi and Carulli to Van Halen appears to have a bright musical future ahead.

Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Rite Of Spring’ Counterrevolution

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After his shocking ballet, The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky branched out in surprising directions.
6:00AM
May
27, 2013

Not long after his shocking ballet, the composer branched out into a broad range of styles, ushering in new musical trends far from the violent tone of his iconic Rite of Spring.

Could the Rite of Spring happen today?

7:56AM
May
7, 2013

While I am not advocating a riot, throwing a punch, or even booing, I do wonder if we are a bit TOO polite – not just when we don’t like something, but even when we DO.

100 Years Later, Igor Stravinsky Still Rocks The House

6:00AM
April
30, 2013

Though the composer may no longer live, the music does…and when musicians begin to unlock what has been written, the music becomes a living, breathing entity, communicating across cultures and times to speak to us.

Getting It Rite: Re-Choreographing “The Rite of Spring”

10:00AM
April
9, 2013

In the year marking the 100th anniversary of the premiere of The Rite of Spring, contemporary choreographers are showing that the The Rite of Spring’s iconoclastic spirit and high-octane music inspire cutting-edge creativity that carries dance forward into new terrain.

Cincinnati Ballet Performs “The Rite of Spring” This Weekend

11:13AM
March
13, 2012

Above: The Cincinnati Ballet performs an excerpt from Adam Hougland’s The Rite of Spring and Hougland talks about Stravinsky’s music for the ballet. It’s the ballet that once brought grown men to fisticuffs. Its music, it has been said, “baffles verbal description.” The Rite of Spring is quite possibly the twentieth century’s most notorious ballet, [...]

Dancing Pulcinella

1:05PM
September
27, 2011

What do you get when you put a clown, his girlfriend, a couple of lovesick girls, a sorcerer and a neighborhood of other oddballs in the same bag – and shake? You get the ballet Pulcinella, that masterpiece of old wine in new bottles that was the lovechild of no less than Igor Stravinsky, Pablo [...]

Mostly Mozart Festival Celebrates…Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky, Serge Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Erik Satie (dess
Igor Stravinsky, Serge Diaghilev, Jean Cocteau, Erik Satie
9:44AM
August 10, 2011

Morning Round-up: The Mostly Mozart Festival celebrates…Stravinsky, Where musicians go to unwind and recharge, and resurrecting a symphony orchestra, one city at a time.