Eye on Igor
“My music is best understood by children and animals.”
A happy 131st birthday to Igor Stravinsky, composer, conductor, and Honorary Member of the Philharmonic. We’re squeezing a lot of Stravinsky into our final few weeks of the 2012–13 season, with performances of his suite from The Firebird concluding tomorrow and two of his ballets — The Fairy’s Kiss and Petrushka — forming the basis of our season finale, A Dancer’s Dream.
Unsurprisingly, the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives is a treasure trove of Stravinsky photos and other memorabilia. Some of our favorites (including shots with Leonard Bernstein and, separately, Elliott Carter, as well as a moment in which Igor takes time to stop and smell the roses) are above. You can browse through more here.