Stravinsky on Film

There have been few—if any—composers in the canon who were more aware of their public image than Igor Stravinsky. The classic 1946 portrait by Arnold Newman demonstrates this quite clearly, and will serve as our header image for the next couple weeks. Here is the photograph in full.

Be sure to also check out this modernist, avant garde interpretation of Newman’s image.


  1. Juan-Pablo Caceres says:

    Looks like it’s time to read ahead and comment what Taruskin has to say on Babbitt.

  2. Giulio Draghi says:

    This photograph is an absolut masterpiece!!! I never get tired of admiring it! I believe it is the best photo from a composer ever done. Cannot explain why, it is simple, almost nude, black and white but everything is in there…

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