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...
Stravinsky’s interaction with composers shaping the Modern Age is explored, from Debussy, Prokofieff and Bartok through to contemporary music.
This episode looks at Stravinsky’s works created after his relocation to the New World, embracing jazz, serialism and Disney.
The roles of myth, faith and memory in Stravinsky’s works is explored, from Russian chant to Greek classicism.