List of works by Igor Stravinsky

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  • Opus No. — As published until Op.9.
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Opus No. Title Key Date Scoring Genre Notes
Tarantella 1898 Piano Tarantella Unpublished
Romance for Voice and Piano 1902 Voice, piano Romances Also known as Storm Cloud
Scherzo 1902 Piano Scherzos
Piano Sonata F minor 1903-1904 Piano Sonatas
Cantata 1904 Mixed chorus of six singers and piano Cantatas
The Mushrooms Wage War 1904 Baritone, piano Songs One of the last works to be premiered
Conductor and Tarantula 1906 Voice, piano Songs Unpublished and lost. Text by Kozma Prutkov.
1 Symphony in E-flat major E major 1905-1907 3 Flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle and strings Symphonies Revised in 1905-1907
2 The Faun and the Shepherdess E major 1907 Mezzo-soprano, orchestra Songs Completed before his Symphony in E-flat major
Pastorale F major 1907 Soprano, piano Pastorales Arranged for soprano and wind quintet 1933
3 Scherzo fantastique E major 1906 Piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets in A, bass clarinet in A, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 2 trumpets in A, contralto trumpet in F, cymbals, celesta, 3 harps, strings Scherzos
5 Chant funèbre 1908 3 Flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets in A (3rd also bass clarinet in A), 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon), 4 French horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam, 2 harps, strings Elegies Manuscript had been lost
Update 2015: Manuscript has been found at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. First modern re-performance on 2 December 2016 by the Mariinsky Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev. First published in 2017.
4 Feu d'artifice E major 1908 Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes (2nd doubling English horn), 3 clarinets (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 6 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bells, bass drum, triangle, cymbals, celesta, 2 harps, strings Fantasias
6 2 Mélodies G major ; B minor 1908 Voice, piano Melodies ; Songs
7 4 Etudes C minor ; D major ; F major ; G major 1908 Piano Etudes
The Firebird (Жар-птица) A minor ; B major 1910 4 Flutes (3rd & 4th also Piccolo), 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets (3rd also D Clarinet), bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (2nd also 2nd contrabassoon), contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 3 trumpets (onstage), 4 Wagner tubas (two tenor and two bass, onstage), timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, tambourine, tamtam, tubular bells, glockenspiel, xylophone, celesta, 3 harps, piano, violins, violas, cellos, basses Ballets There are three shorter suites arranged by the composer himself for concert performance. They were written in 1911, 1919 and 1945
9 2 Poems by Paul Verlaine B minor ; B minor 1910 Baritone, piano Songs Arranged for baritone and orchestra in 1951
Petrushka (Петрушка) 1910–11 4 Flutes (3rd and 4th doubling piccolo), 4 oboes (4th doubling English horn), 3 clarinets in B, bass clarinet in B (doubling clarinet 4), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon (doubling bassoon 4), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B (often doubling piccolo trumpet), 2 cornets in B and A, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, 2 snare drums (one offstage), tambourine (tambour de Basque), tenor drum (tambourin) (offstage), triangle, tamtam, glockenspiel, xylophone, piano, celesta, 2 harps and strings. Ballets Revised in 1947
2 Poems by Konstantin Balmont 1911 Voice, piano Songs Arranged for voice and small orchestra 1954
Le roi des étoiles C major 1912 Voice, piano Songs Also known as The King of the Stars (English translation of title)
3 Japanese Lyrics 1913 Voice, piano Songs
3 Petites chansons 1913 Voice, piano Songs
The Rite of Spring (Весна священная) 1913 Piccolo, 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo 2), alto flute, 4 oboes (4th doubling English horn 2), English horn, clarinet in E and D, 3 clarinets in B, A (3rd doubling bass clarinet 2), bass clarinet, 4 bassoons (4th doubling contrabassoon 2), contrabassoon, 8 horns in F (7th and 8th doubling Wagner tubas in B, trumpet in D, 4 trumpets in C (4th doubling bass trumpet in E, 3 trombones, 2 tubas, percussion, timpani (2 players, with a minimum of 5 drums including a piccolo timpano), bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, crotales (antique cymbals) in A and B, triangle, tambourine, güiro, violins, violas, cello, double basses Ballets Revised in 1947 and 1967
Les noces (Свадебка) 1914 S/MS/T/B vocal soloists, mixed chorus, pitched and unpitched percussion (including 4 pianos) Ballets Revised 1919–23
Le rossignol (Соловей) 1908–14 Solo vv, chorus, orchestra Operas Also known by the English translation, The Nightingale
3 Pieces for String Quartet 1914 2 Violins, viola, cello Pieces Dedicated to Ernest Ansermet
Pribaoutki 1914 Voice, flute, oboe + English horn, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, double bass Songs
Valse des fleurs 1914 2 Pianos Songs
3 Easy Pieces 1915 Piano 4 hands Pieces
Souvenir d'une marche boche C major 1915 Piano Pieces It was Stravinsky's contribution to Edith Wharton's Le livre des Sans-Foyer
Berceuses du chat 1916 Voice, 3 clarinets Berceuses Set from traditional lyrics
Renard (Байка про Лису, Петуха, Кота да Барана) 1915–16 2 Tenors, 2 basses + flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet/clarinet (E♭), bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, percussion (timpani, triangle, tambourine with bells, tambourine without bells, cylindrical drum, cymbals, bass drum), cimbalom (or piano), violins I, violins II, violas, cellos, double basses Opera-ballets Dedicated to Winnaretta Singer
Canon for 2 Horns 1917 2 Horns Canons
Le Chant du rossignol 1917 Piccolo, flutes, Oboe 1 and 2 (2 also English Horn), piccolo clarinet in E♭ (also Clarinet 2 in A)/Clarinet 1 in A), bassoons 1 and 2, horn 1/2, 3/4 (F), trumpets 1/2 (C), trombone 1/2, 3 tubas, timpani, triangle, tambourine, S.D./tam-Tam, B.D./cymbals, celesta, harp 1, 2, violins, violas, cellos, basses Symphonic poems First performed 1919-12-1
5 Easy Pieces 1917 Piano 4 hands Pieces
For Pablo Picasso 1917 Clarinet Studies One movement piece for the artist Pablo Picasso
3 Histoires pour enfants 1917 Voice, piano Songs
Ragtime 1917 Flute, clarinet, horn, cornet, trombone, percussion, cimbalom, 2 violins, viola, contrabass Rags Arranged for piano in 1919, and orchestra in 1920
4 Russian Songs 1917 Voice, piano Songs
Song of the Volga Boatmen 1917 Voice, piano Folksongs Arrangement. It was his attempt to compose a new national anthem
Valse pour les enfants 1917 Piano Waltzes Written for his children
Berceuse 1918 Voice, piano Berceuses Libretto written by Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
4 chants russes 1918 Voice, piano Songs
Duet for 2 Bassoons 1918 2 Bassoons Duets Unpublished until 1979. Initially published in the bassoon method "Learn as you play" by Peter Wastall. Now edited separately as WBB 17. Also known as Lied onhe Name
L'histoire du soldat (История солдата) 1918 Violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet (trumpet), trombone, percussion Ballets Libretto written by Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
Piano-Rag-Music 1919 Piano Rags First performed by José Iturbi
3 Pieces for Clarinet Solo 1919 Clarinet Pieces
Suite from Histoire du soldat 1919 Violin, clarinet, and piano Suites
Chorale 1920 Chorus Chorales Premiered 1921-6-10 in London. Conducted Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951)
Concertino 1920 2 Violins, viola, cello Quartets Arranged in 1953 for small ensemble
Pulcinella (Пульчинелла) 1920 S/T/B vocal soloists, chamber orchestra Ballets Premiered 1920-5-15 in Paris. Conducted by Ernest Ansermet (1883–1969)
Suite from Pulcinella 1920 S/T/B vocal soloists, chamber orchestra Ballets
Symphonies of Wind Instruments 1920 3 Flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), alto flute, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, alto clarinet in F, 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and tuba Symphonies Revised in 1947
Les cinq doigts 1921 Piano Studies Richard Taruskin has noted that the third section, the "Allegretto", is an arrangement of the Russian folk melody Kamarinskaya
Etude pour pianola 1921 Piano Studies First piece Stravinsky recorded for piano-roll
3 mouvements de Petrouchka 1921 S/T/B vocal soloists, chamber orchestra Ballets
Suite No.2 for Chamber Orchestra 1921 Chamber orchestra Suites Arrangement of 3 Easy Pieces and 5 Easy Pieces, No.5
Mavra (Мавра) 1922 Soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, 3 piccolos, 2.cornets, brass (Ebcl.2-, timpani, violins, violas, cellos, basses Opera buffas Libretto by Boris Kochno. It was dedicated to Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments 1923 2 Flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons (second bassoon doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones and tuba accompanied by timpani, cymbals and three cellos or double basses Concertos The concerto debuted under Serge Koussevitzky at the Opera of Paris on May 22, 1924 under the direction of the composer, who played the piano.
Octet 1923 Flute, clarinet in B♭ and A, 2 bassoons, trumpet in C, trumpet in A, tenor trombone, and bass trombone Octets The performance has been generally regarded to have marked the beginning of neoclassicism in Stravinsky's music
Pastorale 1923 Soprano, piano Pastorales Written under the supervision of Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Piano Sonata 1924 Piano Sonatas Stravinsky premiered the work at Donaueschingen in July, 1925. He dedicated the work to Prince Edmond de Polignac.
Serenade A major 1925 Piano Serenades
Suite No.1 for Chamber Orchestra 1925 Chamber orchestra Suites Arrangement of 5 Easy Pieces, Nos. 1-4
Suite on Themes, Fragments and Pieces by Giambattista Pergolesi 1925 Violin, piano Suites
Otche nash 1926 Mixed chorus Chorales Premiered 1934-5-18. Revised in 1949. Slavonic text.
Oedipus rex (Царь Эдип) 1927 Narrator, solo voice, male chorus +

3 Flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets in B and A (3rd doubling clarinet in E), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, tambourine, "military" snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, piano, harp, violins, violas, cellos, basses

Operas The libretto is based on Sophocles's tragedy, which was written by Jean Cocteau
Apollo (Аполлон Мусагет) 1928 16 Violins, 6 violas, 8 cellos, 4 double basses Ballets Premiered 1928-4-27 at the Library of Congress (Washington D.C). Conducted by H. Kindler. Revised in 1947
4 Etudes for Orchestra 1928 Orchestra Studies Arrangement of 3 Pieces for String Quartet and Etude pour Pianola
Le baiser de la fée (Поцелуй феи) 1928 Orchestra Ballets Premiered 1928-11-27 in Paris. Conducted by Stravinsky. Homage to Tchaikovsky, making use of several melodies from his early works
Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra 1929 Orchestra Capriccios Première was conducted by Ernest Ansermet on 1929-12-6 in Paris. Revised in 1949.
Symphony of Psalms 1930 5 Flutes (5th doubling piccolo), 4 oboes, English horn, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, piccolo trumpet, 4 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, 2 pianos, harp, cellos, contrabasses, and a four-part chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). Symphonies Premiered by Serge Koussevitzky. Revised in 1948.
Violin Concerto D major 1931 Solo violin + Orchestra (piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, violins, violas, cellos, basses) Concertos It is believed the opening chord was conceived while Stravinsky was eating lunch in a café in Paris
Credo 1932 Soprano, alto, tenor, bass Chorales Text written in Latin
Duo concertante 1932 Violin, piano Concertantes
Suite italienne 1932-33 Cello and Piano Suites From Pulcinella, it was made in collaboration with Gregor Piatigorsky
Pastorale 1933 Arrangements for violin and piano, or violin and wind quintet Pastorales
Perséphone (Персефона) 1933 Speaker, solo singers, chorus, dancers and orchestra Melodramas Premiered 1934-4-30 in Paris. Conducted by Stravinsky. Libretto by André Gide
Ave Maria 1934 A cappella mixed choir Ave Marias ; Hymns Stravinsky's fourth setting of a sacred text. It was revised in 1949.
Divertimento (from Le Baiser de la fée) 1934 Orchestra Suites Premiered 1934-11-4 in Paris. Conducted by Stravinsky. Suite from Le Baiser de la fée
Suite Italienne 1934 Violin, piano Suites From Pulcinella
Concerto for 2 Pianos 1935 2 Pianos Concertos Stravinsky wanted to write a work that could be performed in cities without an orchestra and also so he could play with his son, Soulima
Jeu de cartes (Игра в карты) 1936 Orchestra Ballets This ballet is also known as "The Card Game", and is based on the game of poker
Preludium 1936-37 Jazz Band Preludes Unpublished
Concerto E major 1938 Flute, E clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, 3 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos, 2 double basses Concertos The last work Stravinsky completed in Europe. It is also known as Dumbarton Oaks
Petit ramusianum harmonique 1938 Single voice or voices Songs Dedicated to C.F. Ramuz, Stravinsky's collaborator on L'histoire du soldat
Symphony in C 1940 Orchestra Symphonies Written on a commission from the American philanthropist Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss
Tango 1940 Piano Tangos Arranged for chamber orchestra in 1953
Circus Polka 1942 Orchestra Tangos For a young elephant, commissioned by George Balanchine
Danses concertantes 1942 the woodwinds by one, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, timpani, violins, violas, cellos, basses Dances
4 Norwegian Moods 1942 Orchestra Pieces
Ode 1943 Strings (viola, bass, cello), trio of flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, horn section (4 horns, 2 trumpets), timpani Pieces
Sonata for 2 Pianos 1943 2 Pianos Sonatas Premiered in 1944 by Richard Johnson and Nadia Boulanger.
Babel 1944 Orchestra Chorales
Elegy 1944 Solo viola Elegies In memory of Alphonse Onnou
Scènes de ballet 1944 Orchestra Ballets
Scherzo à la russe 1944 Orchestra Scherzos
Ebony Concerto 1945 Clarinet + jazz band Concertos His last work for band
Symphony in 3 Movements 1945 Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets in B♭ and A (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, piano, harp, violins, violas, cellos, double basses. Symphonies It is considered to be Stravinsky's first major composition after emigrating to the United States
Concerto in D D major 1946 Violins, violas, cellos, basses Concertos Commissioned by Paul Sacher to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Basel Chamber Orchestra
Little Canon 1947 Chamber orchestra Canons Unpublished
Orpheus (Орфей) 1947 2 Flutes, piccolo flute, 2 oboes (the two e also playing the English horn), 2 clarinets in B, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B, 2 trombones (the two e also playing the bass trombone), timpani, harp, violins, violas, cellos, basses Ballets Premiered 1948-4-28 in New York City. Conducted by Stravinsky.
The Rake's Progress (Похождения повесы) 1951 2 flutes (one doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (one doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, bell, harpsichord (or piano), violins, violas, cellos, double basses Operas Premiered 1951-9-11 in Venice. Conducted by Stravinsky. Libretto written by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Cantata 1951-52 Soprano, tenor, female choir + flutes, oboe, English horn, cello Cantatas Premiered 1952-11-11 in Los Angeles. Conducted by Stravinsky.
Septet 1953 Clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, and piano Septets
3 Songs from William Shakespeare
  1. Musick to Heare
  2. Full Fadom Five
  3. When Dasies Pied
1954-3-8 Mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, viola Songs
In Memoriam Dylan Thomas 1954 Tenor, string quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) , 4 trombones Songs
Canticum Sacrum 1955 Tenor and baritone soloists + mixed chorus, flute (plays only in the second movement), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 3 trumpets in C, bass trumpet in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, contrabass trombone, organ, harp, violas, double basses Pieces Used a tone row to write this piece
Greeting Prelude 1955 Orchestra Preludes
Agon (Агон) 1957 Piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass), harp, piano, mandolin, timpani, tom-tom, xylophone, castanets, strings. Ballets Based on 12-tone technique. This piece is usually cited to have marked the beginning of Stravinsky's serialist period
Threni 1958 Soprano, contralto, 2 tenors, 2 bass soloists + chorus, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (one doubling alto clarinet), bass clarinet, sarrusophone, flugelhorn, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, tamtam, harp, celesta, piano, violins, violas, cellos, basses Pieces Setting by Igor Stravinsky of verses from the Book of Lamentations
Movements for Piano and Orchestra 1958-59 Piano + orchestra Pieces
Epitaphium 1959 Flute, clarinet and harp Pieces This "series of funeral responses between bass and treble instruments" was likened by Stravinsky to "a kind of hymn, like Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen Mary."
Double Canon 1959 2 Violins, viola, cello Canons In memory of Raoul Dufy
Lullaby 1960 2 Recorders Lullabies Arrangement of item from The Rake's Progress (1951)
Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa 1960 Chamber ensemble Pieces Arrangement
A Sermon, a Narrative, and a Prayer 1961 Mixed chorus Chorales
Anthem 1962 Chorus a cappella Anthems Also known as The Dove Descending Breaks the Air
The Flood (Потоп) 1962 Tenor soloist (Lucifer), 2 bass soloists (God), spoken parts: narrator, Eve, Noah, a caller, Noah's wife, son of Noah), chorus (SAT) and a large orchestra: 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 English horns, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, xylorimba, 3 tom-toms, harp, celesta, pianos, violins, violas, cellos, basses Operas Published by Boosey & Hawkes
Abraham and Isaac 1963 Baritone + orchestra Ballads Dedicated to "the people of the State of Israel"
8 Instrumental Miniatures 1963 2 Flutes, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, harp, celesta, violins, violas, cellos, basses Pieces orchestration of Les cinq doigts
Variations 1963-64 2 Piccolos, 2 flutes, alto flute, English horn, bass clarinet, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 12 violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 basses Variations In memory of Aldous Huxley
Elegy for J.F.K. 1964 Baritone or mezzo-soprano + 3 clarinets Elegies The lyrics are from a poem dedicated to President John F. Kennedy by W. H. Auden after Kennedy's assassination
Fanfare for a New Theatre 1964 2 Trumpets Fanfares Premiered 1964-4-19 at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Stravinsky wrote it for the opening ceremonies of the newly built New York State Theater
Canon on a Popular Russian Tune 1965 Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, piano, harp, violins, violas, cellos, basses Canons The popular Russian tune is the finale from The Firebird
Introitus 1965 Tenors, basses, harp, piano, 2 timpani, viola, double bass Introits Premiered 1965-4-19 in Chicago. Conducted by Robert Craft. Words by T. S. Eliot
Requiem Canticles 1965-66 Contralto, bass soloists, mixed chorus, 3 flutes (3rd doubles on piccolo), alto flute, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani (2 performers), 2 percussionists (xylophone, vibraphone, and tubular bells), harp, piano, celesta, violins, violas, cellos, basses Songs Premiered 1966-10-8 at Princeton University. Conducted by Robert Craft. Dedicated to "the people of the State of Israel"
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat 1966 Soprano, piano Songs Dedicated to "the people of the State of Israel"
Two Sketches for a Sonata 1967 Piano Sonatas Sketches, not finished