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For other uses, see Stravinsky (disambiguation).

Sviatoslav Soulima Stravinsky[1] (Slavic transliteration: Światosław Sulima Igorewicz Strawiński) (23 September 1910 – 28 November 1994) was a Swiss-American pianist, composer and musicologist of Russian, Polish and Ukrainian descent. As a pianist, he was considered an important interpreter of the works of his father, Igor Stravinsky,[2] but as a composer he was overshadowed by his father.

Biography[edit]

Soulima Stravinsky was born in Lausanne, Switzerland,[1] in 1910, the son of Igor Stravinsky and Kateryna Nossenko, and the grandson of Fyodor Stravinsky. He studied piano with Isidor Philipp as well as theory and composition with Nadia Boulanger. He appeared in Paris in 1934 playing his father's Concerto for Piano and Winds, Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra and the Concerto for Two Pianos.[2] He recorded these works with his father in 1938.[1]

He played in London at the 1937 season of the Proms.[3]

Igor Stravinsky moved to the United States in 1939, but Soulima joined the French army and remained in Europe for nine more years.[1] He moved to the USA in 1948, making his American debut that year at the Red Rocks Festival in Colorado and his New York debut with the CBS Symphony Orchestra.[2]

In 1950, Soulima Stravinsky was appointed to the piano faculty of the School of Music of the University of Illinois, where he remained until 1978.[1] He continued his concerto solo career and began distinguishing himself as a composer, transcriber and editor. In addition to his many musical compositions, he wrote books on orchestration and the orchestra. His book on orchestration contains an excellent section on brass instruments including many unusual instruments.

In 1974, Stravinsky was awarded the "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs.[2]

He died in Sarasota, Florida in 1994, survived by his wife Francoise, his son John, and his sister Milene Marion.[1]

About nine months after his death, his widow Francoise found a previously unknown work amongst Soulima's papers—a Lamento for cello and piano. It was in incomplete form, but it was edited and performed for the first time before Francoise herself died.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Etudes Pittoresques (20), for piano
  • The Art of Scales (24 Preludes), for piano
  • 6 Sonatinas for Young Pianists, for piano (or harpsichord)
  • Piano Suite for the Right Hand
  • Music Alphabet, for piano
  • Piano Music for Children, Volume 1 (19 pieces)
  • Suite for Viola Solo (1975)
  • Sonata for Cello and Piano (1990)
  • Lamento, cello and piano (posth.)
  • Three string quartets (recorded on CD, label Polymnie)

References[edit]

External links[edit]



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Soulima Stravinsky plays Scarlatti

Soulima Stravinsky, piano LP, Allegro, AL 21, 195-? Rec. 1949 00:00 L. 293 (K. 537) in A major 02:49 L. 281 (K. 239) in F minor 06:20 L. 396 (K. 551) in B-flat ...

Igor & Soulima Stravinsky play Mozart Fugue in C minor K 426

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Soulima Stravinsky, Tag

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Igor Stravinsky | Soulima Stravinsky: Polka performed by Hayk Melikyan

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Soulima Stravinsky, Wistful

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17 news items

Washington Post

Washington Post
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:28:15 -0800

The composer's son, Soulima Stravinsky, a former piano instructor at the University of Illinois, was on icy terms with Mr. Craft and disputed some of the details in his books. The relationship between Mr. Craft and the Stravinskys defied convention and ...
 
Middletown Press
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:21:58 -0700

His principal teachers were Ben Johnston, Hubert Kessler, J. F. Goossen, Lara Hoggard, Charles Hamm, Byrnell Figler, Roy McAllister, Soulima Stravinsky and Sophia Rosoff. He has been visiting professor and artist-in-residence at Middlebury College, ...

AL.com

AL.com
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 04:22:30 -0800

Sam Howard, originally of Fairfield, Ala., became a concert pianist who played in the great concert halls of Europe and at Carnegie Hall in New York. He married Miss Alabama 1961 Delores Hodgens Howard, who died Oct. 24, 2014. She was 77.

The Birmingham News - al.com

The Birmingham News - al.com
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:48:52 -0800

In 1976, Igor Stravinsky's son, Soulima Stravinsky, came to stay with the Howards and taught them his father's "Rite of Spring" orchestral concert. "We worked the piece with him," Sam said of Soulima. "We adored him." That year, the Howards became the ...

SFGate

SFGate
Sun, 18 May 2014 03:08:38 -0700

Siegfried Wagner, in addition to running the Bayreuth Festival established by his father, also composed operas that have vanished without a trace. Soulima Stravinsky, who died in 1994, wrote music that had no chance of being heard above the legacy of ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 13:47:02 -0700

A 1938 recording by Igor and Soulima Stravinsky of the Concerto, clumsily played, makes this sound like contrived music meant to rock no boats. The Labèques turned up the juice Friday and rocked 'n' rolled. This was stylish, sparkling playing, full of ...

WBUR

WBUR
Tue, 08 May 2012 14:46:31 -0700

... living, and he made a lot of it over the course of his fruitful career. At age 20, Roman fled to Paris where he made friends with other artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky. Roman ultimately recorded with Igor and his son, Soulima ...

Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0800

A lady once came backstage after a piano recital of Soulima Stravinsky, Igor's son. He had performed music of his father. The lady exclaimed to him: "Good heavens! What a dreadful program! I do not like these awful pieces." In characteristically cool ...
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