Item description for Stravinsky by Christopher Lyndon-Gee...
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) is perhaps best known for his early ballet music, which he created for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, such as 'The Firebird' (1910), 'Petrushka' (1911) and 'Le Sacre du Printemps' (1913). The latter's ground-breaking polytonality and captivating rhythm has inspired many conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, who, together with a group of Berlin children and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra recorded it in a film called Rhythm Is It! Stravinsky, having studied with Rimsky-Korsakov, left Russia in 1910 and first lived in Switzerland and then in France. In 1939 he went to the United States, where he died three decades later. Christopher Lyndon-Gee, himself a composer but equally well known as a conductor of Russian music, has done extensive original research into Stravinsky's life and work.
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Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1905791127 ISBN13 9781905791125