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Igor Stravinsky: 50 Years since Death on 6 April

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.


Work of the week – Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka

On 23 February 2018, Igor Stravinsky’s Circus Polka will be performed by the Orchestre National de Lorraine and conductor Jacques Mercier in the extraordinary venue of the Amnéville Zoo, not far from the French city of Metz. Continue reading “Work of the week – Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka”