23 Nov 2014

John Amis Composer Portraits - Igor Stravinsky

From Appointment, 2:00 pm on 23 November 2014

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Igor Stravinsky portrait

Igor Stravinsky portrait Photo: Jacques-Emile Blanche, Public Domain

Just over a hundred years ago Igor Stravinsky attended the premieres of his controversial ballets The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring when they were performed to Paris audiences. And a little over 50 years ago he came to New Zealand and conducted our National Orchestra in two memorable performances, including music from The Firebird. Stravinsky is the focus of this portrait by John Amis recorded in 1981 (RNZ).