Igor’s piano music.

Igor Stravinsky:

  • Complete music for piano and orchestra

Rarely available on one CD, this recording presents the complete music for piano and orchestra by Igor Stravinsky, performed by pianist Steven Osborne, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ilan Volkov.

The rhythmic brilliance of this music is perfectly suited to the excellent capabilities of these performers.

We get to hear the following: (the CD cover is by Swiss artist Paul Klee!!)


  • Song of the Volga Boatmen
  • Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments
  • Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra
  • Movements for Piano & Orchestra
  • Piano Concerto
  • Canon on a Russian Popular Tune

Performed by Steven Osborne (piano), with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov conducting

The Financial Times, on the 8th of June 2013 wrote:

“The outstanding work here is the Concerto for piano and wind instruments (1923-24), played by Osborne in a way that finds wit in the rhythmic quirks while lending substance to the music’s 18th-century references, so that it never sounds dry.”

Here is Steven Osborne performs Ravel’s La Valse:



And next, here is Steven Osborne in Johannes Brahms’ Intermezzo, Op. 117, number 1:



Finally, here is a video of Steven Osborne performing Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Visions Fugitives’:



Tags: Igor Stravinsky, Steven Osborne, pianist, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov

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