Igor: An opera by Alexander Borodin
Igor Sikorsky: Aviation
Igor Stravinsky: Influential 20th
century Russian composer
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is an opera in a prologue and four acts by Alexander Borodin
(music and libretto). It was first performed in St.Petersburg on
November 4, 1890. Borodin left the opera incomplete at his death.
It was completed posthumously by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and
Alexander Glazunov. In the USA, it was first produced at
Metropolitan Opera House, New York, December 30, 1915.
Korovin's costume design for Igor in the production of Prince
Igor at the Mariinsky Theatre, 1909
plot loosely corresponds to the East Slavic epic The Tale of
Ivanovich Sikorsky, (25 May 1889 – 26 October 1972) was a
pioneer of aviation who designed the first four-engine fixed-wing
aircraft and the first successful helicopter of the most common
configuration (single main rotor tail rotor).
Fyodorovich Stravinsky (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was
a Russian composer, considered by many in both the West and his
native land to be the most influential composer of 20th century
and Pablo Picasso collaborated on Pulcinella in 1920. Picasso
took the opportunity to make several sketches of the composer.
was a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian who was named by Time
magazine as one of the most influential people of the century. In
addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he
also achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the
premieres of his works.
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