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Igor Stravinsky

Publisher: Chester Music

Rag-Time (1918)
Work Notes
Published by Chester Music worldwide except for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Canada, South Africa and all so-called reversionary rights territories where the copyright is held jointly by Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz, Germany and Chester Music Ltd.
Chester Music Ltd
Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
Year Composed
6 Minutes

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Programme Note
Igor Stravinsky Rag-Time (1918)
Stravinsky’s RAGTIME, a concertino for cimbalom, 9 solo instruments and percussion, was composed in March 1918 and the instrumentation was finished just as the armistice was signed on 11 November. This was Stravinsky’s second piece entitled “Ragtime” (the first was one of the dances in SOLDIER’S TALE) and he called them both “essays in jazz portraiture”. He said of RAGTIME that he “borrowed jazz’s rhythmic style not as played but as written”.

  • Ensemble
    Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
    Paavo Järvi
  • Ensemble
    Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    Neeme Järvi
  • Soloist(s)
    J. Manning / Robert Russell Bennett
  • Ensemble
  • 12 OCT 2016
    New York, NY
    Mexican Cultural Institute of NY
    Felipe Tristan, conductor
  • 24 SEP 2016
    Argentine National Symphony Orchestra
    Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor
  • 12 MAR 2016
    Budapest Music Centre, Hungary
    Concerto Budapest
    András Keller, conductor
  • 05 FEB 2016
    National Concert Hall, Dublin
    RTE National Symphony Orchestra
    Aleksander Markovic, conductor
  • 18 NOV 2015
    Barbican, London
    Britten Sinfonia
    Jacqueline Shave, conductor
  • 31 OCT 2015
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    The Israel Contemporary Players
  • 17 OCT 2015
    Budapest, Hungary
    THR Ensemble
    Gregory Vajda, conductor
  • 09 OCT 2015
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    Quasars Ensemble
  • 05 JUL 2015
    Leipzig, Germany
    Hochschulsinfonieorchester Leipzig
  • 21 MAY 2015
    Katowice, Poland
    London Sinfonietta
    Bradley Lubman, conductor
  • 11 MAR 2015
    Graz, Austria
    Studierende der KUG

    Other Dates:
    12 March - Graz, Austria
  • 16 OCT 2014
    Konsertsalen Spira Jönköping, Sweden
    Jönköpings Sinfonietta
    Alexander Hanson , conductor

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    18 October - Sankt Andreas Kyrka Malmö, Sweden
  • 13 OCT 2013
    Shanghai Conservatory of Music
  • 20 FEB 2013
    Royal Festival Hall, London
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Andrew Gourlay, conductor
  • 11 JAN 2013
    Griegakademiet, Bergen, Norway
  • 19 JUL 2010
    Arlington, VA
    Suzanne Farrell Ballet
  • 14 FEB 2010
    Faschingskonzert mit Bernd Regenauer
    Nürnberg, Germany
    Philharmonie Nürnberg e.V.
  • 11 MAR 2009
    University of Birmingham New Music Ensemble
  • 15 JUN 2008
    Seoul, South Korea
    Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 09 MAY 2008
    Adderbury Ensemble

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    10,11 May - Oxford
  • 06 APR 2008
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    Slovak Philharmony Bratislava
  • 07 DEC 2007
    Peter Symonds College pupils
  • 19 MAY 2007
    Casino, Madeira, Portugal
    Orchestra of Madeira
  • 16 APR 2007
    Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London
    RAM Student Ensemble
    Daniel Cohen, conductor
  • 04 MAR 2007
    Brussels, Belgium
    Theatre de la Monnaie
  • 03 MAR 2007
    Tartu, Estonia
    NYYD Ensemble
    Olari Elts, conductor

    Other Dates:
    4 March - Theatre No.99, Tallinn, Estonia
  • 13 DEC 2006
    Reims, France
    Conservatoire de Reims
  • 27 JUN 2006
    Risor Chamber Music Festival
    Risor Church, Norway
    Risor Festival Ensemble
  • 31 MAY 2006
    The Pavilion, Bath
    Britten Sinfonia
  • 26 FEB 2006
    Budapest, Hungary
    Budapest Festival Orchestra

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