Join Classic FM’s Tim Lihoreau for a fascinating Masterclass on the colourful life and times of one of the 20th century’s musical giants: Igor Stravinsky.
This insightful class will explore the maestro’s early life; his influences and motivations that shaped his career path; and the legacy he leaves us today.
During the evening you’ll go on a chronological journey of the artist’s career highs and lows - learning more about the creative genius who was the go-to rentaquote for the musical chattering classes - from his sudden bursting onto the scene between the wars to his death in 1971.
Stravinsky’s upbringing in Oranienbaum, Russia
His time as Rimsky-Korsakov’s pupil in St Petersburg
His work for the Russian ballets and how he became a household name
His reputation as an enfant terrible
His family’s move to Switzerland during the war, and then France
How he became such an American icon
His legacy and how he is seen by the world in 2016
Q&A - an invaluable opportunity to ask Tim any questions you have about Stravinsky and classical music
Tim Lihoreau is best known for hosting Classic FM’s breakfast show. A trained classical pianist, he moved into radio after working at a contemporary classical and jazz record label. He has been honoured at the Sony Radio Awards for his radio writing and production work and has also written several books on classical music including Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music. He tweets @TimLihoreau.
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