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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky [electronic resource]: A Concise Biography

Hossick, Malcolm
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This program from the Famous Composers series introduces the life and work of Russian-born composer Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky. The film provides an overview of Stravinsky's childhood, which involved a sound musical education but pressure from his parents to pursue law, and the surrounding political turmoil in Russia. Not until Stravinsky's father died did he fully shift his concentration from law to music. He traveled to the Western world to see the premiere of his first ballet, The Firebird, in 1910, and settled in Switzerland with his family shortly thereafter. The film explores their experiences and struggles as a Russian Orthodox family living in Switzerland during WWI. The film follows Stravinsky to France, where he lost his wife and daughter, and then to the United States where he settled with his second wife.
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40 min.
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11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 05, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Famous Composers
Famous composers
  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky's Beginnings (3:18)
  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky's Education (2:47)
  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky's Early Work (1:50)
  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky's Debut (4:05)
  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky's Supporters (2:44)
  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky's Music and Loves (3:15)
  • Second Phase of Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky's Musical Life (2:09)
  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky Makes it to Hollywood (2:52)
  • A Unique Opera for Stravinsky (2:42)
  • Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky's Final Years (3:35)
  • Credits: Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky: A Concise Biography (0:35)
  • An Overview of Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky's Work (9:21)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2005.
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44010 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (40 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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