[struh-vin-skee; Russian struh-vyeen-skyee]


I·gor Fë·do·ro·vich [ee-gawr fyaw-duh-roh-vich; Russian ee-guhr fyaw-duh-ruh-vyich] /ˈi gɔr ˌfyɔ dəˈroʊ vɪtʃ; Russian ˈi gər ˈfyɔ də rə vyɪtʃ/, 1882–1971, U.S. composer, born in Russia. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Stravinsky is sociable and direct; he writes simply for the enjoyment of player and hearer alike.

  • Stravinsky almost did this in The Nightingale but the break must be more complete.

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • When we played the Stravinsky pieces here, for instance, his Pétrouschka and Firebird had not yet been heard.

    Violin Mastery

    Frederick H. Martens

  • Probably Stravinsky and his musical fireworks will be called a Futurist, whatever that portentous title may mean.

  • So, if it is inexact to say that Stravinsky writes Jazz, it is true to say that his genius has been nourished by it.

    Since Czanne

    Clive Bell

British Dictionary definitions for stravinsky



Igor Fyodorovich (ˈiɡərj ˈfjɔdərəvitʃ). 1882–1971, US composer, born in Russia. He created ballet scores, such as The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911), and The Rite of Spring (1913), for Diaghilev. These were followed by neoclassical works, including Oedipus Rex (1927) and the Symphony of Psalms (1930). The 1950s saw him reconciled to serial techniques, which he employed in such works as the Canticum Sacrum (1955), the ballet Agon (1957), and Requiem Canticles (1966)
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