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Igor Stravinsky: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress

One of the most influential composers of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) is well represented in the print, manuscript, and digital collections of the Library’s Music Division.


Bain News Service, publisher. Igor Stravinsky. [between 1920 and 1925]. George Grantham Bain Collection. Library of Congress Prints and Photograph Division.

The Performing Arts Reading Room provides access to the Music Division's primary and secondary resources related to the composer Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). These materials include music manuscripts, facsimiles, first and early editions of music scores, critical editions, scholarly literature on Stravinsky, correspondence, special collections, iconography, and access to a variety of subscription databases.

Find these materials by searching in the Library of Congress Online Catalog, browsing the Library's Digital Collections, searching within Special Collections using the Finding Aids Tool, searching within the many Databases and Electronic Resources to which the Library subscribes, or browsing the Music Division's on-site card catalog. Several of the Library's databases are available off-site, but many may only be accessed on-site at the Library or via your local public or academic library.

Read published content related to and highlighting Stravinsky materials and research in the Library's collections in the Music Division's blog In the Muse.

Contact the Recorded Sound Research Center or the Moving Image Research Center for information on recordings and film footage.