Tag Archives: Igor Stravinsky


19/11/16 – Stravinsky – Petruschka – 1911 / The Bolshoi Ballet – 1990 / Yuja Wang – Petruschka Piano Version/ Yuja Wang – Documentary

A double slice of genius today with my favourite modern Classical composer Igor Stravinsky and the incredible talents of Chinese concert pianist Yuja Wang. Stravinsky always made complete sense to me, I never thought of it as disjointed or discordant. It may be why Progessive Rock never sounded complex to me as a listener, it […]

Stravinsky B:W

5/3/16 – Stravinsky – The Soldier’s Tale / L’Histoire Du Soldat – 1918

To write about Igor Stravinsky, that giant of 20th century music, studied, analysed, dissected, attacked and admired by intellectuals, music lovers, critics, professors and self-proclaimed experts galore, might have you wondering why I should enter into such a prickly warzone of controversy and polarising opinions. It’s an area where honoured musicologists with Ph.Ds and esteemed […]