Igor Sravinsky Analysis

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Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was born on 18th of June, 1882, in Oranienbaum. The environment he grew up affects him greatly in his future as an influential musician. His was quite familiar to Russian operas because of his father, Feodor, who worked at the Imperial Opera House, as a famous and well-known bass-baritones during those days. His parents decided to let him to continue his studies in the law’s field at the University of St. Petersburg, but he actually pursued advanced studies in music. At the age of 28, Serge Diaghilev, an impresario attracted by Stravinsky’s music and recruited him to write music score for ballet work, The Firebird ( L’oiseau de feu ). This was where he started to fame and became successful. The second ballet…show more content…
Sustained dissonant chords and syncopated accents are introduced from the beginning of the episode. The woodwinds and piccolo trumpet introduced a new folk tune subsequently, followed by new motives, played by the horns. The use of violent and powerful strokes in the timpani and bass drum create alternate strong beats with the orchestra. Unpredictable, random accents, quick tempo and irregular rhythm create an impetus tension, the effect created is vigorous and phrenetic. This episode closes with sustained and loud chords and high trills in the strings and flutes throughout the end. In Part II, Stravinsky continues his work with free shifting of meter and time signature almost every measure, explosive and dissonant chords, irregular and unpredictable accents, unparalleled rhythms, and he also uses modal harmonies to create a tension and primitive atmosphere. This work ends with the Sacrificial Dance, where the chosen young girl dance in front of the village elders until

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