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The Classical Musician IGOR STRAVINSKY

Paris' Theatre des Champs-Elysees, on May 29, 1913, was the setting of the most notorious event in the musical history of this century--the world premiere of The...

Music: Stravinsky's Boswell

The late Igor Stravinsky's life was the best documented of any composer's since Beethoven. Why? Largely because of a bespectacled, quizzical-looking musician...

Music: The Master's Voice

Another book about Igor Stravinsky? No, not just another book. Lillian Libman's A nd Music at the Close: Stravinsky's Last Years, published this week (Norton;...

Music: Homage to Stravinsky

When the tiny old man walked onstage, moving crabwise around the pianos, the members of the audience at Manhattan's Town Hall rose in a spontaneous ovation. Igor...

Books: Rites of Passage

RETROSPECTIVES AND CONCLUSIONS by Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft. 350 pages. Knopf. $7.95. According to Robert Craft, Igor Stravinsky's recording angel,...

Music: Conductor of Moderns

Composer Igor Stravinsky has a fierce distrust of most conductors, especially those who try to conduct his own works. But last week Stravinsky, 76, sat in the...

Music: Anti-Tonal Stravinsky

"I am becoming," said 77-year-old Igor Stravinsky, "not less but more of a serial composer." The reference was to his latest work, a twelve-minute exercise in...

Music: Master Mechanic

(See Cover) One of the century's great composers makes his home in Hollywood—surrounded by the film colony, but no part of it. His presence sometimes makes...

Music: Very Tonal Man

"One day it will be universally recognized that the white house in the Hollywood hills in which this Symphony was written, and which was regarded by some as an...

Music: Not Even Stravinsky

Russian Igor Stravinsky reharmonized the English tune which Congress in 1931 made the U.S. national anthem. Stravinsky's Russianized version of The Star-Spangled...

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