Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a distinguished Russian conductor, composer and pianist. He is counted amongst one of the most influential and great composers of the 20th century. He was renowned for his compositions which had a stylistic diversity. He was born to a musician father, and pursued law from ‘University of Petersburg’. However, he never became a lawyer and opted to study music under distinguished composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov instead. He shot to international fame with a ballet called ‘The Firebird’ at the age of 28. We have compiled some famous quotable quotes and sayings by Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky which have been excerpted from his work, music, thoughts and life. Read through the corpus of notable quotes and thoughts by Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky on children, great, truth, tomorrow, effort, listen, love, music, forgiveness, force, respect, beginning, undone, prestige, time, romantic and more.
I was born out of due time in the sense that by temperament and talent I should have been more suited for the life of a small Bach, living in anonymity and composing regularly for an established service and for God.
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.
A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.