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0120050418Although he lived in America for almost thirty years Igor Stravinsky referred to the loss of his homeland RUSSIA and its language as the greatest crisis in his life as a composer.

Donald Macleod examines the impact of Stravinsky's exile from RUSSIA and the music his birthland inspired.

Scherzo a la russe

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

David Atherton (conductor)

Petrushka: 1st tableau

City of BIRMINGHAM Symphony Orchestra,

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

Three Songs (Recollections of my Childhood)

Phyllis Bryn Julson (soprano)

Ensemble InterContemporain

Pierre Boulez (conductor)

Sonata in F sharp m (2nd movement)

Martin Jones (piano)

The Firebird (suite)

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Erich Leinsdorf (conductor).