BBC Radio 3 presents Stravinsky 50 – a week-long celebration

BBC Radio 3 presents Stravinsky 50 – a week-long celebration

From Saturday 3 April BBC Radio 3 are marking fifty years since the death of Igor Stravinsky on 6 April in 1971 with Stravinsky 50, a week of programmes across the station’s schedules celebrating the composer’s life, music, and influence in the classical repertoire and beyond.

Stravinsky remains one of the most influential figures in musical history and a trailblazer of 20th century music. Explore Wise Music Group’s catalogue of Stravinsky works.

BBC Radio 3’s Stravinsky 50 culminates on Saturday April 10 with a Stravinsky Day entirely dedicated to the composer. At the heart of its schedule is River of Music, a five-and-half-hour carefully curated flow of fifty pieces showcasing Stravinsky’s musical genius in celebrated as well as lesser-known works, written between 1904 and 1965. The river takes a non-chronological course, its sweep carrying listeners on a journey through every scene of a game-changing composing life, and creating juxtapositions and transitions as it moves forwards.

With all programmes included in Stravinsky 50 will be available on BBC Sounds for 30 days after initial broadcast.

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