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Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)

Igor Stravinsky's father was a singer at the opera, and thus Stravinsky became a student of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov after a short stint as a law student. Very much influenced by Russian composers, only his sponsor Sergei Diaghilev in Paris was able to convince him to try new styles of ballet, e.g. "Le sacre du printemps". Stravinsky was very ... See full bio »

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 2016 Darker Than You Think (writer: "The Rite of Spring") (announced)
 2014 Magic in the Moonlight (writer: "Part I - The Adoration of the Earth")
 2013 Lorin Maazel trifft Alice Sara Ott (TV Special) (music: "Petrushka - Burlesque in four scenes (Original Version of 1911)")
 2012 Rise of the Guardians (writer: "The Firebird, Suite for Orchestra")
 2012/I Parallax (writer: "The Rite of Spring")
 2010 Chico & Rita (writer: "Allegro Moderato Ebony Concerto")
 2010 Waiting for a Woman (Short) (writer: "Histoire du soldat")
 2010 Ice Castles (writer: "The Firebird Suite For Orchestra- 1919 version")
 2009 Mao's Last Dancer (writer: "The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Primtemps)")
 2009 Trust Me (Short) (writer: "Le Sacre Du Printemps - Part 2: 'The Sacrifice, Glorification Of The Chosen Victim'", "Part I. 'Exaudi orationem meam'")
 2009 Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (music: "The Rite of Spring (rev 1947)", "Symphonies of Wind Instruments (rev 1947)", "Sonata", "Les Cinqs Doigts", "Five Easy Pieces", "Glorification of the Chosen One")
 2009 Big River Man (Documentary) (writer: "The Rite of Spring")
 2009 The Missing Person (writer: "Le Sacre Du Printemps")
 2009 Stravinsky et les Ballets Russes (Video) (music: "The Firebird" (complete ballet), "The Rite of Spring" (complete ballet))
 2007 Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps ... (writer: "Le Sacre du Printemps")
 2006 Tough Enough (writer: "Apollo (Apollon Musagéte)")
 2005 Crash Tag Team Racing (Video Game) (music: "The Rite of Spring" - uncredited)
 2005 Songs from Tsongas: Yes 35th Anniversary Concert (Video documentary) (writer: "The Firebird")
 2005 Le rossignol (TV Movie) (as written by, "Le Rossignol") / (music: "Le Rossignol")
 2005 Unknown White Male (Documentary) (writer: "Extracts from 'Petrushka'")
 2004 Melinda and Melinda (writer: "Concerto in D for String Orchestra: 2-Arioso: Andantino" (1946))
 2004 Le sacre du printemps (Short) (writer: "Le sacre du printemps")
 2003 Yesspeak (Documentary) (writer: "The Firebird")
 2003 Singing Behind Screens (writer: "L'oiseau de feu: Berceuse" (suite, final))
 2003 Bad Boy Made Good: The Revival of George Antheil's 1924 Ballet Mécanique (Documentary) (writer: "The Rite of Spring", "The Rite of Spring" (for pianola), "Etude for Pianola")
 2003 Par amour (TV Movie) (writer: "Pater Noster")
 2001/I Crush (writer: "The Rite of Spring")
 2001 Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (Documentary) (as Igor Stravisnki, "Apollon Musagète")
 2001 Haiku Tunnel ("L'oiseau de feu" (The Firebird))
 2001 Aleph, lectures contades (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anton Txèkhov (2001) ... (writer: "L'oiseau de feu", "Scherzo a la russe")
 2000 House of Yes: Live from House of Blues (Video documentary) (writer: "The Firebird")
 1999 Fantasia/2000 (writer: "Firebird Suite - 1919 Version")
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (writer: "Le Sacre du Pintemps/The Rite of Spring")
 1998 Class Trip (writer: "The Augurs of Spring - Dances of the Young Girls")
 1996 Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse (Documentary) (music: "Apollo", "Monumentum Pro Gesualdo", "Movements for Piano and Orchestra")
 1995 Jade ("Excerpts from 'Le Sacre Du Printemps'")
 1995 The Convent (music: "The Rake's Progress: Prelude (Act III, Scene 2)")
 1995 Atlanta Symphony Golden Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) ("Symphony of Psalms")
 1994 Dansaren (Documentary) (writer: "THE FIRE BIRD", "PETRUSHKA", "FIVE EASY PIECES")
 1993 Russische Nacht - Russian Night (TV Special documentary) (music: "The Firebird" - as Igor Strawinsky)
 1993 Short Cuts (writer: "Berceuse" (1919))
 1991 In the Shadow of the Stars (Documentary) ("Excerpt: The Rake's Progress")
 1991 Yesshows '91: Union Tour Live (Video) (writer: "The Firebird")
 1991 La belle noiseuse (music: "Agon", "Petrouchka")
 1989 Shirley Valentine (writer: "Firebird")
 1989 Screen Two (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Virtuoso (1989) ... (music: "Concerto for Two Pianos" - uncredited)
 1988 Tempos Difíceis (writer: Double Canon, for string quartet ('Canon Dodecafónico'))
 1988 Bird (writer: "Firebird Suite")
 1988 Vampire's Kiss ("Petrouchka")
 1987 Lorca, muerte de un poeta (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- La residencia (1918-1923) (1987) ... (writer: "Historia de un soldado")
- Impresiones y paisajes (1903-1918) (1987) ... (writer: "Historia de un soldado")
 1987 Law of Desire (writer: "Tango")
 1986 The Adventures of Milo and Otis ("Petrushka's Cell")
 1984 The Soldier's Tale (writer: "L'Histoire du Soldat")
 1984 Fame (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Deal (1984) ... ("The Rite of Spring")
 1982 The Uppercrust (writer: "Le Sacre du Printemps")
 1981 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet/In Tribute to Nijinsky (1981) ... (music: "Petrouchka" (complete ballet))
 1980 Nijinsky (writer: "THE RITE OF SPRING" (excerpts), "PETROUSKA" (excerpts))
 1980 Making 'The Shining' (TV Movie documentary short) (writer: "The Rite of Spring" - uncredited)
 1979 Ripping Yarns (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Roger of the Raj (1979) ... (music: "Sacre du Printemps' - uncredited)
 1979 Estefanía (TV Series) ("Manantial de Corazón")
 1978 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House (1978) ... (music: "The Firebird")
 1978 Tudo Bem (writer: "Symphony of Psalms")
 1976 Allegro non troppo (writer: "The Firebird")
 1976 The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Poetry of Earth (1976) ... (music: "Oedipus Rex" (complete oratorio))
 1973 Un Amleto di meno (writer: "L'historire du soldat")
 1972 Doomwatch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fire and Brimstone (1972) ... (writer: "The Firebird" - uncredited)
 1972 Der Tod der Maria Malibran (music: "Le sacre du printemps" - uncredited)
  New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1969) (arranger - 1 episode, 1962)
- Two Ballet Birds (1969) ... (music: "Suite From 'The Firebird'")
- Happy Birthday, Igor Stravinsky (1962) ... (arranger: "Happy Birthday") / (music: "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring) (fragment), "Petrouchka" (complete), "Dumbarton Oaks" (excerpt))
- What Is Orchestration? (1958) ... (music: "Symphony For Wind Instruments" (excerpt))
 1969 Mondo Trasho (writer: "Rite of Spring")
 1969 Civilisation (TV Series documentary) (writer: "Apollon Musagète" - uncredited)
 1968 Our Lady of the Turks (writer: "Pétrouchka")
 1966 Emma Zunz (Short) (writer: "Capriccio for piano and orchestra")
 1963 The Balcony (writer: "The Soldier's Tale")
 1962 The Flood (TV Movie) (music: "The Flood" (an oratorio))
 1960 The Truth (writer: "L'oiseau de feu")
 1960 The Creative Performer (TV Movie documentary) (music: "The Firebird" (excerpts))
 1956 Petroushka (Short) (arranger: "Petroushka") / (performer: "Petroushka") / (writer: "Petroushka")
 1944 The Battle of China (Documentary) (music: "Le Sacre du Printemps" - uncredited)
 1940 Fantasia (writer: "Rite of Spring" (1913))
 1937 Rosalie (writer: "Danse russe (Allegro giusto)" (1911) - uncredited)
 1934 The Firebird (music: "The Firebird Suite" (1919))
 1931 Limite (writer: "The Firebird" (1910) (excerpt))
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His 1913 ballet,"Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring), caused the greatest single revolution in classical music since Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony in the early 1800s. It was a complete break from the Romanticism of the nineteenth century with its strange and dissonant rhythms and sounds. It was a fiasco upon its premiere, but began to win wide acceptance as a concert piece just a year ... See more »

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