Igor Stravinsky: Composer (04:57)
Stravinsky sits at the piano with his protege creating a new piece. He discusses the process of touching and will.
Stravinsky Dominates Music for 50 Years. (02:28)
Igor Stravinsky composes nearly one hundred works ranging from ballets to jazz that often outrages audiences. He discusses craftsmanship.
Stravinsky's First Musical Experiences (03:13)
Igor Stravinsky first plays the scale on the piano and ponders creating a new scale. At seven, he starts piano lessons and at 14 he falls in love with his piano instructor.
Igor Stravinsky Discuses Korsakov (02:13)
Stravinsky does not study composition;he studies under Rimsky-Korsakov. He shares his thoughts and feelings about receiving Korsakov's tutelage.
An Interesting Period in Stravinsky's Life (01:59)
A large orchestra plays Igor Stravinsky's The Fireworks at St. Petersburg. Stravinsky discusses a request to write in the style of Chopin.
Scandalous Spring Music (02:34)
Igor Stravinsky wrote "the Firebird" and other musical pieces considered to be the most notorious musical events of the century.
Igor Stravinsky's Interest Changes (03:19)
Stravinsky changes focus from folklore to 18th century music. New elements become a part of his music.
Composing in Principles (02:15)
Igor Stravinsky discusses his eulogistic composition for Dylan Thomas and discipline.
Music Arouses Protest (03:25)
Igor Stravinsky shares his opinion on why the public opposes his approach to music. He professes his reasons for conducting.
Sound Stops Here (02:35)
Igor Stravinsky defines music is an organization of tones, an act of human of mind. He quotes Schopenhauer, in whose philosophy music is given a role distinct from other arts. One minute of Stravinsky at the piano is shown without sound due to music rights.
Credits: A Conversation with Igor Stravinsky—From NBC's Wisdom Series (00:23)
Credits: A Conversation with Igor Stravinsky—From NBC's Wisdom Series
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