21-30 of 41 videos of music composed by Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky conducts "Sacre du Printemps" - 1929 - part 1
Stravinsky conducts "Sacre du Printemps" - 1929 - part 1 Stravinsky conducts "Sacre du Printemps" - 1929 - part 1 First part : L'adoration de la Terre (A Kiss of the Earth ) - Prelude (introduction) - Les augurs printanier (The Augurs of Spring) This is a legendary recording of Stravinsky conducting "The rite of spring" with the "Orchestre Symfonique de Paris" . It could be the premiere recording, but I'm not sure, as there's also the Pierre Monteux recording of the same year. (Pierre Monteux having conducted the premiere performance) The Rite of Spring was a ballet, created in 1913, with a choreography by Vaslav Nijisky, set and costume designs by Nicholas Roerich, and Stravinsky as composer. The premiere performance in Paris caused a total scandal and riot, as audiences at that time, being used to the classical ballet were shocked by the primitive, chaotic nature of the performance and composition. Stravinsky clarified the subject when he wrote in 1910 : "... there arose a picture of a sacred pagan ritual: the wise elders are seated in a circle and are observing the dance before death of the girl whom they are offering as a sacrifice to the god of Spring in order to gain his benevolence." Leonard Bernstein once said about a passage :"That page is sixty years old, but it's never been topped for sophisticated handling of primitive rhythms..." It's remarkable how clear the different instruments come out in this recording, which is amazing considering the limited technical possibilities in 1929. I've added some original pictures ...
Pierre Monteux conducts Stravinsky (
Pierre Monteux conducts Stravinsky ( Pierre Monteux conducts "People's Fair at Shrovetide" from Petrouchka (Igor Stravinsky) (excerpt) From: VAI DVD 4316 Pierre Monteux: Boston Symphony Orchestra Brahms, Hindemith, Stravinsky The beloved French conductor was closely associated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, but only one of his performances with the orchestra has been preserved on film. In this 1959 telecast, Monteux conducts the music of Brahms (Tragic Overture), Hindemith (Noblissima Visione) and Stravinsky. The Stravinsky work, Petrouchka, premiered in its original form as a ballet, in Paris, in 1911. Monteux was the conductor for that world premiere, hence this video has particular historical significance. Approx. 82 min., B&W, mono. TO PURCHASE THE COMPLETE DVD, PLEASE VISIT OR CALL TOLL-FREE IN THE US 1(800)477-7146 (OUTSIDE OF THE US, CALL 914-769-3691)
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress (Glyndebourne)
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress (Glyndebourne) Available from Opus Arte on DVD and Blu-ray In this celebrated Glyndebourne Festival production, David Hockney's designs for director John Cox reinterpret the Hogarth etchings that inspired the opera's libretto, written for Stravinsky by WH Auden and Chester Kallman. In 2010, this revival under Glyndebourne's Music Director, Vladimir Jurowski, captured the opera's neo-classical spirit and its juxtaposition of whimsy, cynicism and compassion, prompting the Financial Times to call it, ''as enjoyable a performance of Stravinsky's opera as any that has come along¹. Anne Trulove: Miah Persson Tom Rakewell: Topi Lehtipuu Father Trulove: Clive Bayley Nick Shadow: Matthew Rose Mother Goose: Susan Gorton Baba the Turk: Elena Manistina Sellem: Graham Clark The Glyndebourne Chorus London Philharmonic Orchestra Director: John Cox Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski Please 'Like' us at
Maurice Béjart, Ballet, Le Sacre du Printemps, Stravinsky
Maurice Béjart, Ballet, Le Sacre du Printemps, Stravinsky Extract from "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky. 2005 Ballet by choregrapher Maurice Bejart, with dancers Kateryna Shalkina and Julien Favreau. Gilles Amado is film director.
Igor Stravinsky: Agon (1957)
Igor Stravinsky: Agon (1957) Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Agon, balletto per dodici danzatori (1957) -- Boston Symphony Orchestra diretta da Erich Leinsdorf -- I. Pas de quatre II. Double pas de quatre III. Triple pas de quatre IV. Prelude First pas de trois V. Sarabande-step VI. Gailliarde VII. Coda VIII. Interlude Second pas de trois IX. Bransle simple X. Bransle gay XI. Bransle double XII. Interlude XIII. Pas de deux XIV. Four duos XV. Four trios ---- The music published in our channel is exclusively dedicated to divulgation purposes and not commercial. This within a program shared to study classic educational music of the 1900's (mostly Italian) which involves thousands of people around the world. If someone, for any reason, would deem that a video appearing in this channel violates the copyright, please inform us immediately before you submit a claim to Youtube, and it will be our care to remove immediately the video accordingly. Your collaboration will be appreciated.
The Rite of Spring, Petrushka ~ Igor Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring, Petrushka ~ Igor Stravinsky One of my absolute favorite classical/neoclassical pieces out there, The Rite of Spring, for my subscribers, and friends on here! I hope everyone enjoys, its all because of you guys I could upload this. Its a big enough channel now! Well here it is, all 1 hour, 9 minutes of it. This is the genuine 1958 Bernstein NYPO recording.
Stravinsky Petrouchka (2/4)
Stravinsky Petrouchka (2/4) Part 2: Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Ballet in Four Parts -- Even the most stubborn Stravinsky-hater, just like me, will find it hard to resist Petrouchka. Comedy rarely found in too many ballets are found plenty here, and the primal music and the even-more-primal Petrouchka will make you roar with laughter. Or maybe its just me. Its not the best production, but since there was none on Youtube and personally, I find actually seeing the ballet much enjoyable than just listening to the music. The plot adds another deep layer of fun in it. As I said, there should be better ones, but hopefully you should be able to enjoy it at least. PS Make sure you pay attention to the Petrouchka chord. Similar elements can be found that is also found in Wagners operas. Might as well call this chord a sort of a leitmotif.
Keeping Score: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring
Keeping Score: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring Keeping Score: Revolutions in Music- Igor Stavinsky's Rite of Spring. Unbelievably exciting piece!! Amazing documentary. Part 1 -EDIT- im in the process of uploading the full performance of ROS performed by san fran orch with MTT, also the Inferno Dance and finale of The Firebird performed by the same group.
Stravinsky - Petrouchka: The Shrovetide Fair
Stravinsky - Petrouchka: The Shrovetide Fair Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia, piano duo Stravinsky - Petrouchka: The Shrovetide Fair classical music
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress (La Monnaie)
Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress (La Monnaie) Stravinsky's masterwork The Rake's Progress, created for La Fenice in Venice in 1951, is based on a libretto by WH Auden and Chester Kallman, inspired by a series of 18th century prints by William Hogarth. This amazing production from La Monnaie--De Munt 'jazzifies' the setting by replacing Hogarth's sin city, London, with 1950s Las Vegas, turning it into a glittering, cinematic gallery of tableaux vivants inspired by the early days of television. Staged by one of the most visionary theatre directors of our age, the Québécois Robert Lepage, the neo-classical morality tale truly becomes a grand spectacle. Lepage's visual imagination works its magic superbly, while Kazushi Ono's energetic musical direction drives the sparkling ensemble to exhilarating heights. Recorded in High Definition and true surround sound. Available from Opus Arte on DVD & Blu-ray Please 'Like' us at