Igor Stravinsky

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LSO/Rattle review – all-Stravinsky programme delights near capacity crowd
Three of his strange short symphonies made for a monochrome showcase of the Russian composer, but Simon Rattle and the LSO brought energy and coherence

Flora Willson

23, Aug, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Feline groovy: cats in classical music – 10 of the best
From a medieval monk’s tribute to Henze’s cat-opera and Ravel’s erotic yowling, music celebrates the feline like no other animal. Here are 10 of the best, with not even a whisker of a certain musical...

Oliver Soden

31, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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A Journey Through the Rake’s Progress review – whistle-stop tour of Stravinsky
Blackheath Halls pioneers a new form of opera online with this ambitious if uneven abridgement of The Rake’s Progress

Andrew Clements

04, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Wayne Coyne's fantasy festival: the Beatles on the International Space Station
The Flaming Lips frontman curates a cosmic lineup featuring Miles Davis, Igor Stravinsky, Pink Floyd – and space cakes

Interview by Dave Simpson

13, Aug, 2020 @3:00 PM

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House music: Tim Ashley's watching and listening highlights
This week, our critic cues up Opera North’s podcast, takes in Ryedale’s streaming festival and revisits an archived Proms performance with Riccardo Chailly

Tim Ashley

27, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Stravinsky: where to start with his music
His music started a riot and was chosen by Disney to create the world. He collaborated with Picasso and Auden and influenced composers from Boulez to Tavener. Twentieth-century music is unimaginable without Stravinsky

Andrew Clements

22, Jul, 2020 @10:49 AM

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Sun, sand, human sacrifice: Rite of Spring danced on a beach as the world shut down
They flew to Senegal to create an electrifying version of the Pina Bausch classic with her son. Then coronavirus struck. Would they have time to dance the horrifying masterpiece for a film crew at sunset?

Lyndsey Winship

23, Jun, 2020 @2:28 PM

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Rite of Spring review – erotic and mesmerising tale of sacrifice with a Buddhist twist
Chinese superstar choreographer Yang Liping creates a real crowd pleaser as timeless European dance gets the Tibetan treatment

Brigid Delaney

26, Sep, 2019 @4:49 AM

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Natalia Goncharova review – revolutionary visions from a lost Russia
Goncharova’s vibrant, diverse, folkloric images transform our understanding of the Russian avant garde, and a peasant culture swept away by the Soviets

Jonathan Jones

04, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The tuneful tramp: the forgotten musical genius of Charlie Chaplin
He rubbed shoulders with Stravinsky and dreamed up beautiful film scores in his sleep. So why don’t we know more about Chaplin’s love affair with song?

Ariane Todes

16, Apr, 2019 @11:59 AM

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Do the Rite thing: how Stravinsky's Rite of Spring changed music for ever
Stravinsky’s savage masterpiece was lauded by jazz musicians, inspired countless film scores – and made Disney dinosaurs dance. What would music be without it?

Gillian Moore

27, Feb, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Haiti's explosive Rite of Spring: from pagan Russia to vodou ritual
When Jeanguy Saintus first saw Stravinsky’s Rite, he was reminded of his religion’s initiation ceremonies. Now, he has created his own spirited version of the ballet

Lyndsey Winship

14, Feb, 2019 @12:20 PM

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