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Stravinsky and His World
Author: Tamara Levitz

ISBN: 9780691159881
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 6 August 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
Description:



Stravinsky and His World brings together an international roster of scholars to explore fresh perspectives on the life and music of Igor Stravinsky. Situating Stravinsky in new intellectual and musical contexts, the essays in this volume shed valuable light on one of the most important composers of the twentieth century.


Contributors examine Stravinsky's interaction with Spanish and Latin American modernism, rethink the stylistic label "neoclassicism" with a section on the ideological conflict over his lesser-known opera buffaMavra, and reassess his connections to his homeland, paying special attention to Stravinsky's visit to the Soviet Union in 1962. The essays also explore Stravinsky's musical and religious differences with Arthur Lourie, delve into Stravinsky's collaboration with Pyotr Suvchinsky and Roland-Manuel in the genesis of his groundbreaking Poetics of Music, and look at how the movement within stasis evident in the scores of Stravinsky'sOrpheus and Oedipus Rex reflected the composer's fierce belief in fate. ...

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