Igor Stravinsky Quote
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.
Tipani flower skies blazing rapture of color laced tree crowns silhouettes along the ocean diamond necklaced beach...of my heart in fragrance of love spilled by caressing kisses of the sun opening the...
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
I used to wonder if it was God's plan that I should be alone for so much of my life. But I found peace. I found happiness within people and the world.
Lana Del Rey
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Man does not live by soap alone and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Eagle's flight of loneliness soars so high Around its sigh, no more alone the sky Other birds remain away, clouds pass byBetween shrouds of life and haze sun rays die
About Igor Stravinsky
Born to an established bass opera singer, Stravinsky grew up taking piano and music theory lessons. While studying law at the University of Saint Petersburg, Stravinsky met Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and studied under him until Rimsky-Korsakov's death in 1908. Stravinsky met the impresario Sergei Diaghilev soon after, who commissioned Stravinsky to write three ballets: The Firebird (1910), Petrushka (1911), and The Rite of Spring (1913), the last of which brought him international fame after the near-riot at the premiere and changed the way composers understood rhythmic structure.
Stravinsky's compositional career is divided into three periods: his Russian period (1913–1920), his neoclassical period (1920–1951), and his serial period (1954–1968). Stravinsky's Russian period was characterised by influence from other Russian composers like Rimsky-Korsakov, Lyadov, and Tcherepnin, and use of Russian folk songs and themes in works like The Nightingale (1914) and Les noces (1917). His neoclassical period exhibited themes and techniques from the classical period, like the use of the sonata form in his Octet (1923) and use of Greek mythological themes in works like Apollon musagète (1927), Oedipus rex (1927), and Persephone (1935). In his serial period, Stravinsky turned towards compositional techniques from the Second Viennese School like Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone technique. In Memoriam Dylan Thomas (1954) was the first of his compositions to be fully based on the technique, and Canticum Sacrum (1956) was his first to be based on a tone row. Stravinsky's last work was the Requiem Canticles (1966), which was performed at his funeral.
Stravinsky married his first wife, Katherina Nosenko, in 1906, and they had four children. After Nosenko's death in 1939, he married Vera de Bosset, with whom Stravinsky had an affair in 1921. In the later parts of his life, Stravinsky conducted around the world, and was known for his polite, courteous, and helpful manner. Stravinsky's reception was mixed; composers and academics of the time disliked the avant-garde nature of his music, while later writers recognized the importance of his works to the development of modernist music. Stravinsky was one of the most important composers of the 20th century, influencing composers and conductors like Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, and Robert Craft. In 1998, Time magazine named Stravinsky one of the 100 most influential people of the century. Stravinsky died of pulmonary edema on 6 April 1971 in New York City.