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Biography[ edit ] Early life, —[ edit ] Stravinsky was born on 17 June in the town of Oranienbaum on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland , 25 miles west of Saint Petersburg. Stravinsky was the third of their four sons; his brothers were Roman, Yury, and Gury. The original family surname was Soulima-Stravinsky; the name "Stravinsky" originated from the word "Strava", one of the variants of the Streva River in Lithuania. Then he moved to Gourevitch Gymnasium, a private school, where he studied history, mathematics, and six languages. In , he enrolled at the University of Saint Petersburg studying criminal law and legal philosophy, but attendance at lectures was optional and he estimated that he turned up to fewer than fifty in his four years of study. Rimsky-Korsakov, arguably the leading Russian composer at this time, suggested to Stravinsky that he should not enter the Saint Petersburg Conservatory but continue private lessons in theory.

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Biography[ edit ] Early life, —[ edit ] Stravinsky was born on 17 June in the town of Oranienbaum on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland , 25 miles west of Saint Petersburg. Stravinsky was the third of their four sons; his brothers were Roman, Yury, and Gury.

The original family surname was Soulima-Stravinsky; the name "Stravinsky" originated from the word "Strava", one of the variants of the Streva River in Lithuania. Then he moved to Gourevitch Gymnasium, a private school, where he studied history, mathematics, and six languages. In , he enrolled at the University of Saint Petersburg studying criminal law and legal philosophy, but attendance at lectures was optional and he estimated that he turned up to fewer than fifty in his four years of study.

Rimsky-Korsakov, arguably the leading Russian composer at this time, suggested to Stravinsky that he should not enter the Saint Petersburg Conservatory but continue private lessons in theory. In April , Stravinsky received a half-course diploma and concentrated on music thereafter. He wrote many of his first compositions there. He wished to stage a mix of Russian opera and ballet for the season in Paris, among them a new ballet from fresh talent that was based on the Russian fairytale of the Firebird.

The Firebird premiered at the Opera de Paris on 25 June to widespread critical acclaim and Stravinsky became an overnight sensation. In September, they moved to Clarens , Switzerland where their second son, Sviatoslav Soulima , was born. The result was Petrushka , based the Russian folk tale featuring the titular character , a puppet, who falls in love with another, a ballerina.

Based on an original idea, the production features a series of primitive rituals celebrating the advent of spring, after which a young girl is chosen as a sacrificial victim and dances herself to death. Shortly after the premiere, Stravinsky contracted typhoid from eating bad oysters and he was confined to a Paris nursing home.

He left in July and returned to Ustilug. After her delivery, Nosenko was discovered to have tuberculosis and was confined to a sanatorium in Leysin in the Alps.

Stravinsky took up residence nearby, where he completed The Nightingale. Diaghilev agreed for the Ballets Russes to stage it. The family lived there at three different addresses , until The Stravinskys accepted and arrived in September. As part of the deal, Stravinsky transcribed most of his compositions for their player piano , the Pleyela. In , he was given studio space at their Paris headquarters where he worked and entertain friends and acquaintances.

Despite some payments not being sent, Robert Craft believed that the patron was famed conductor Leopold Stokowski , who Stravinsky had recently met, and theorised that the conductor wanted to win Stravinsky over to visit the US.

Koussevitzky asked for Stravinsky to compose a new piece for one of his upcoming concerts; Stravinsky agreed to a piano concerto, to which Koussevitzky convinced him that he be the soloist at its premiere.

The funding of its production was largely provided by Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac , who paid 12, francs for a private preview of the piece at her house. Stravinsky gave the money to Diaghilev to help finance the public performances. Stravinsky accepted and wrote Apollo , which premiered in Katya, to whom he had been married for 33 years, died of tuberculosis three months later, in March The composer had decided that the warm Californian climate would benefit his health.

Auden , Christopher Isherwood , Dylan Thomas. The law in question merely forbade using the national anthem "as dance music, as an exit march, or as a part of a medley of any kind", [84] but the incident soon established itself as a myth, in which Stravinsky was supposedly arrested, held in custody for several nights, and photographed for police records. Included among his students in the s was the American composer and music educator Robert Strassburg.

In the early s his students included Robert Craft and Warren Zevon. The Concerto in D premiered in It marked his first piece that was premiered in the US. American poet W. Auden and writer Chester Kallman worked on the libretto. Kennedy in honour of his eightieth birthday, where he received a special medal for "the recognition his music has achieved throughout the world".

Kennedy in , Stravinsky completed his Elegy for J. The two-minute work took the composer two days to write. His case of polycythemia had worsened and his friends had noticed that his movements and speech had slowed. The crew asked Soviet authorities to film Stravinsky returning to his hometown of Ustilug, but the request was denied. He had become increasingly frail and for the only time in his career, Stravinsky conducted while sitting down.

It was his final performance as conductor in his lifetime. In his diary, Craft wrote that he spoon fed the ailing composer and held his hand: "He says the warmth diminishes the pain. Craft moved in with them, effectively putting his career on hold to care for the ailing composer. On 29 March, he moved into a newly furbished apartment at Fifth Avenue , his first city apartment since living in Paris in After a period of well being, the edema returned on 4 April and Vera insisted that medical equipment should be installed in the apartment.

The cause on his death certificate is heart failure. A funeral service was held three days later at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel.

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