Igor

Igor

Igor or Ihor, d. 945, duke of Kiev (912-45), successor of Oleg as ruler of Kievan Rus. According to the Russian Primary Chronicle, a medieval history, Igor was the son of Rurik, founder of the Russian princely line. Igor's expedition (941) against Constantinople was routed by the Greeks, and in 945 he concluded a new commercial treaty with the Byzantines. He was killed by rebellious Slavic tribespeople while attempting to collect tribute. His wife, St. Olga or Olha, served as regent for their son Sviatoslav after Igor's death.
Igor (Igor Sviatoslavich), 1151-1202, Russian prince. In 1185 he was defeated by the Cumans in an expedition that was immortalized in the epic Slovo o polku Igoreve (tr. by Vladimir Nabokov, The Song of Igor's Campaign, 1960). The author is unknown, but the date of composition has been established as c.1187. The manuscript was discovered in 1795 in a 16th-century transcript containing many errors in copying. Although its authenticity has been questioned, it is considered the first notable work of Russian literature. It is remarkable for thematic unity and for imagery, particularly descriptions of nature and invocations of pagan magic. The work was used by Borodin for his opera Prince Igor.
Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-94, Russian-American ballet dancer. He joined (1938) the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and became premier danseur. Youskevitch danced with the Ballet Theatre in New York from 1946 to 1955, thereafter returning to the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as artistic director and dancer, and then retiring to teach in the 1960s. He was famous as a master of the classic style, e.g., in Afternoon of a Faun.

Igor's Secret Stash is a promo CD by New York punk group Mindless Self Indulgence featuring five of their songs and two versions of each, one edited one unedited, for their CD, Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy.

Track listing

  1. "Bitches (LP Version)" - 2:42
  2. "Faggot (Ultrasex Version)" - 2:44
  3. "I Hate Jimmy Page (LP Version)" - 3:35
  4. "Planet of the Apes (LP Version)" - 2:11
  5. "Cocaine and Toupees (LP Version)" - 1:51
  6. "Bitches (Radio Version)" - 2:42
  7. "Faggot (Celibate Radio Version)" - 2:44
  8. "I Hate Jimmy Page (Radio Version)" - 3:29
  9. "Planet of the Apes (Radio Version)" - 2:11
  10. "Cocaine and Toupess (Radio Version)" - 1:48

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