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

  1. 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.

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How to use Stravinsky in a sentence

  • This seems to me a most interesting recollection, in view of the "cubist" music of Stravinsky and Co. of to-day.

  • 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.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks | James Huneker
  • By this road we lead on to Stravinsky, Casella, and Malipiero.

  • 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


/ (Russian straˈvinskij) /

  1. 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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