We commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the passing of Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971). Schott is proud to have published several of Stravinsky’s best-known works including The Firebird, Symphony in C, Symphony in Three Movements and the Violin Concerto.
He remains, of course, one of the greatest artists of any era and it is hard to write anything
about him which has not been said before. One thing which is fascinating is how many contemporary composers, irrespective of their own personal style, feel a strong connection with Stravinsky and his works. Perhaps this is because his compositional voice is so powerful and unmistakable that it transcends any single style he wrote within. In a musical world where questions of aesthetic are often treated with great importance, Stravinsky provides a reminder that we should look beyond this.