From 1910 to 1945, Stravinsky was the single strongest influence on contemporary music. His early ballets – The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring – alone were enough to secure his place among the greats. Read the full biography.
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Stravinsky – 10 Essential Recordings
New to Stravinsky? Here's a list of the top 10 recordings to help start your collection...
- The Rite of Spring
- The Firebird
- Symphony of Psalms
- Les noces
- The Rake's Progress
- Oedipus Rex
- Symphony in Three Movements
- The Soldier's Tale
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