6 episodes

Discover the music of Igor Stravinsky, one of the 20th century’s most important creative figures, in a series of five podcasts from his publisher Boosey & Hawkes. Jonathan Cross reassesses Stravinsky’s achievement, 50 years after the composer’s death, with a selection of musical examples illustrating the rich variety of his works. Stravinsky’s deep fascination with time and rhythm is explained and the podcasts explore his interests ranging across art, literature, myth, faith, dance and jazz. We join the composer’s journey, from 19th century Russian romanticism, through a sequence of pioneering ballets and a new look at classical traditions in the 1920s and 30s, to a radical post-war reinvention in the USA. Stravinsky’s legacy is reassessed and his complex connections with other classical composers is charted throughout his lifetime and beyond.

Stravinsky Connections Boosey & Hawkes

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Discover the music of Igor Stravinsky, one of the 20th century’s most important creative figures, in a series of five podcasts from his publisher Boosey & Hawkes. Jonathan Cross reassesses Stravinsky’s achievement, 50 years after the composer’s death, with a selection of musical examples illustrating the rich variety of his works. Stravinsky’s deep fascination with time and rhythm is explained and the podcasts explore his interests ranging across art, literature, myth, faith, dance and jazz. We join the composer’s journey, from 19th century Russian romanticism, through a sequence of pioneering ballets and a new look at classical traditions in the 1920s and 30s, to a radical post-war reinvention in the USA. Stravinsky’s legacy is reassessed and his complex connections with other classical composers is charted throughout his lifetime and beyond.

    Episode 5: Stravinsky and the Modern Age

    Episode 5: Stravinsky and the Modern Age

    Stravinsky’s interaction with composers shaping the Modern Age is explored, from Debussy, Prokofieff and Bartok through to contemporary music.

    • 11 min
    Episode 4: Stravinsky in the New World

    Episode 4: Stravinsky in the New World

    This episode looks at Stravinsky’s works created after his relocation to the New World, embracing jazz, serialism and Disney.

    • 10 min
    Episode 3: Myth, Faith and Memory

    Episode 3: Myth, Faith and Memory

    The roles of myth, faith and memory in Stravinsky’s works is explored, from Russian chant to Greek classicism.

    • 10 min
    Episode 2: Stravinsky and the Stage

    Episode 2: Stravinsky and the Stage

    Stravinsky’s relationship with the stage, both ballet and opera, is examined, including collaborations with Diaghilev, Auden and Balanchine.

    • 10 min
    Stravinsky Connections Trailer

    Stravinsky Connections Trailer

    Join us for Episode 2, in which Stravinsky’s relationship with the stage is examined.

    • 29 sec
    Episode 1: Stravinsky Today

    Episode 1: Stravinsky Today

    Igor Stravinsky’s ongoing significance and influence, a half century after his death, is reassessed from a safe objective distance.

    • 11 min

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