Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. He first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Serge Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring. In the "Russian Seasons" 10 ballets of the composer were staged.


Stravinsky's output is typically divided into three general style periods: a Russian period, a neoclassical period, and a serial period.
Stravinsky has been called "one of music's truly epochal innovators". Stravinsky's professional life encompassed most of the 20th century, including many of its modern classical music styles, and he influenced composers both during and after his lifetime. In 1998, Time magazine named Stavinsky as one of the 100 most influential people of the century. In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor.

"Portrait of Igor Stravinsky"
Author Rinat Kuramshin


I. Stravinsky

Sacred spring.

Ballet "Melody". 1978

Theater Champs Elysees

France, Paris


I. Stravinsky
Selected vocal compositions
"Music". 1977

Fountain of I. Stravinsky

in Paris