American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Stravinsky, Igor Fyodorovich 1882-1971. Russian-born composer of ballets, including The Firebird (1910), symphonies, operas, such as The Rake's Progress (1951), and other innovative works. His ballet The Rite of Spring provoked riots and protests when it was first produced in 1913.
- n. composer who was born in Russia but lived in the United States after 1939 (1882-1971)
- n. the music of Stravinsky
“Indeed, he thinks the composer, along with Stravinsky, is the biggest enduring influence on 21st-century composers.”
“Salonen's admiration for Stravinsky is well established by now, and his performances of Le Sacre du Printemps with the L.A. Phil will always remain in my mind.”
“If Pulcinella was the epiphany, then Apollon musagète must surely be the apogee of what became known as Stravinsky's 'neoclassicism'.”
“The evening, titled "Stravinsky Outside Russia," is also intended to illustrate the composer's mutli-national life.”
“HOFFMAN: Well, I think the Stravinsky is a nice example.”
“To paraphrase Stravinsky on hearing Bernstein conduct The Rite of SpringI think...wow!”
“After his death his music, previously barely known, became the model for the younger generation and also for older composers, such as Stravinsky and Aaron Copland, who were seeking a second youth.”
“Get some more classical works such as Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" reworked with the inclusion of the noises of lawn mowers and leaf blowers.”
“As the projector spooled to life, a huge wave of synthesized strings, played by Miller, declared the arrival of the overture: a bombastic, polytonal statement that stylistically evoked the works of Russian composers such as Stravinsky and Shostakovich.”
“For established composers such as Stravinsky, the great challenge of the 1950s was deciding how to respond to the new strain of modernism infecting the musical world.”
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