Igor Stravinsky :: Song of the Volga Boatmen


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Stravinsky, Igor
(b Oranienbaum, nr St Petersburg, 5/17 June 1882; d New York, 6 April 1971). Russian composer, later of French (1934) and American (1945) nationality
Song of the Volga Boatmen <1917>
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Composed on a folktune, just after the Russian revolution, when Diaghilev needed a substitute for the Russian National Anthem.