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Igor Stravinsky


Stravinsky Festival

The great icon of twentieth-century music featured in a festival from 12–21 October.

Stravinsky is the great icon of twentieth-century music! No one else has left this kind of impression on the history of modern music. Best known and most popular are the great ballets, the Rite of Spring, the Firebird and Petrushka, which were commissioned by ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev, artistic director of the Russian ballet company the Ballets Russes in Paris.

Stravinsky was a skilled pianist and he composed the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments to perform himself. As he asserted in interviews, he did not want any “incompetent or romantic hands” to interpret this music. When World War II broke out, Stravinsky moved to the US, where he became a major celebrity. When he composed the perpetually fascinating and neoclassical sounds of the Concerto in D for String Orchestra, he was spending his days in Hollywood.

Festival Concerts

  • Close-up of a old man, Stravinsky. Photography.
    Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

    Classics by an icon.

    Thursday 12 October 2017 18.00
  • Close-up of a old man, Stravinsky. Photography.
    Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

    Classics by an icon.

    Saturday 14 October 2017 15.00
  • Close-up of a old man, Stravinsky. Photography.
    Genre: Chamber music

    Chamber music with musicians of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Sunday 15 October 2017 15.00
  • Close-up of a old man, Stravinsky. Photography.
    Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Swedish premiere of newly discovered work by Stravinsky.

    Thursday 19 October 2017 19.00
  • Close-up of a old man, Stravinsky. Photography.
    Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Swedish premiere of newly discovered work by Stravinsky.

    Saturday 21 October 2017 15.00