After a long week beset from all sides with city sounds and industrial rhythms, there is nothing more soothing to my ears and mind than the sonic beauty of Igor Stravinsky‘s compositions. Listening to the following three clips, one can easily understand Frank Zappa‘s affinity for this man and his music:
Igor Stravinsky plays Stravinsky Piano Sonata (1924)
Igor Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind for Instruments (1920)
A piece Stravinsky composed in 1920 in memory of Claude Debussy. It is the last major work in his characteristic Russian style. Performed by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Reinbert De Leeuw, conductor.
Igor Stravinsky “The Rite of Spring”