Stravinsky is one of the most original creative musicians of the 20th century. In a career spanning six decades, he composed a glittering sequence of works of astonishing diversity, from the three, vividly colorful early Russian ballets, through the sharp wit and purity of his `neo-classical' scores and the powerful spirituality of works like the Symphony of Psalms and the Mass, to the highly individual application of serialism in the late works.
- A short biography of Stravinsky, with a peek at his attitude to composing religious works.
Symphony of Psalms
- An introduction to the 1930 work, commissioned by Koussevitzsky on the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
- The non-commissioned work that had haunted him for so many years. Stravinsky, a devout follower of the Orthodox church, takes it upon himself to compose a Catholic Mass.
- Stravinsky's last work. Composed when he was 85, it is representative of his venture into serial music and widely considered to be the most masterly of his late works.
- Links to sites containing information about Stravinsky and sources of classical music files.
- A short list of some publications that are of interest to any Stravinsky fan.
- A repository of the various sound clips available here. Complete works are available only in MIDI format, due to the prohibitive size of other formats and the lack of a RealAudio server.
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