Igor Stravinsky

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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (whiles spelled Strawinski, Strawinsky, or Stravinskii; Roushie: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский, translit. Igorʹ Fëdorovič Stravinskij, lit. 'ˈiɡərʲ ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ strɐˈvʲinskʲɪj'; 17 June [A.S. 5 June] 1882 – 6 Aprile 1971) wis a Roushie-born componer, pianist, an conductor. He is widely conseedert ane o the maist important an influential componers o the 20t century.

Stravinsky's composeetional career wis notable for its stylistic diversity. He first achieved internaitional fame wi three ballets commissioned bi the impresario Sergei Diaghilev an first performed in Paris bi Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911) an The Rite o Ware (1913). The last o thir transformed the way in which subsequent componers thocht aboot rhythmic structur an wis lairgely responsible for Stravinsky's endurin reputation as a muisical revolutionary wha pushed the boondaries o muisical design. His "Roushie phase" which continued wi warks such as Renard, The Sodger's Tale an Les Noces, wis follaed in the 1920s bi a period in which he turned tae neoclessical muisic. The wirks frae this period tendit tae mak uise o tradeetional muisical forms (concerto grosso, fugue an symphony), drawin on earlier styles, especially frae the 18t century. In the 1950s, Stravinsky adoptit serial procedures. His composeetions o this period shared traits wi examples o his earlier ootput: rhythmic energy, the construction o extendit melodic ideas oot o a few twa- or three-note cells an clarity o form, an o instrumentation.