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Encyclopedia > Violin Concerto (Stravinsky)

Stravinsky's Violin concerto in D was composed after Stravinsky met violinist Samuel Dushkin in 1931. Stravinsky consulted with Dushkin about various technical issues. A typical performance will last approximately 20 minutes. Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский Igor Fjodorovič Stravinskij) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian-born composer of modern classical music. ... A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble, customarily orchestra. ...


The work premiered in December 1931 in Berlin, with Dushkin playing the violin and the Berlin Broadcasting Orchestra conducted by Stravinsky himself. It was choreographed by George Balanchine in 1941, but only premiered as a Ballet in 1972, by New York City Ballet as part of the Stravinsky Festival. This article is about the capital of Germany. ... George Balanchine (January 9 (O.S.) = January 22 (N.S.), 1904–April 30, 1983) was one of the 20th centurys foremost choreographers, and one of the founders of American ballet. ... Logo of the New York City Ballet The New York City Ballet is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein originally known as the American Ballet. ...


Movements

  1. Toccata
  2. Aria I
  3. Aria II
  4. Capriccio

References

  • Philips Liner Notes
  • Maya Pritsker. Igor Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D Major (1931). American Symphony Orchestra. Retrieved on July 29, 2006.

 
 

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