World-renoimed composer. who was born in Saint Petersburg seventy-nine years ago, IGOR STRAVINSKY studied composition under Rimsky-Korsakov and made his reputation with the FIREBIRD ballel produced by Diaghiler in Paris in 1910. The ATLNTIC is happy to present the following recollections of the composer’s early years, which will form a chapter in his new book, EXPOSITIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS, to be published by Doubleday.
Derain, Matisse, Picasso, and Bakst — these were some of the painters who worked with the Russian Ballet on IGOR STRAVINSKY’Screations. How they collaborated with Diaghilev is the gist of this conversation between the composer and ROBERT CRAFET.This will be part of the book, CONVERSATIONS WITH STRAVINSKY,to be published by Doubleday next winter.
World-renowned composer who was born in St. Petersburg scventy-five years ago. IGOR STRAVINSKY studied composition under Rimsky-korsakov and made his reputation with the Firebird ballet produced by Diaghilev in Paris in 1910. In this anniversary month ice are happy to present the following self-portrait of the composer which emerges from his recent talk with Robert Craft.
IGOR STRAVINSKYwas born on the outskirts of St. Petersburg in 1882. His father was the leading bass singer at the Imperial Opera. At the age of nine the boy was allowed to take piano lessons, but his parents disapproved of a musical career and later sent him to study law at the University of St. Petersburg. Upon his graduation in 1905, he broke away to learn composition from Rimski-Korsakov; and by 1914 he had achieved international fame as a musical innovator with The Firebird, Petrouchka, and The Rites of Spring, which were commissioned by Diaghilev for his Ballets Russes. For nineteen years he was Diaghilev’s favorite composer. This record of their friendship has been translated by Mercedes de Acosta.