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Stravinsky In Pictures And Documents

Stravinsky in Pictures and Documents PDF
Author: Vera Stravinsky
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release: 1978
ISBN:
Size: 15.63 MB
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Category : Composers
Languages : en
Pages : 688
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Stravinsky In Pictures And Documents

by Vera Stravinsky, Stravinsky In Pictures And Documents Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Stravinsky In Pictures And Documents books, Through letters to and from Stravinsky--in all periods of his life--the book reveals the complexity, brilliance, and sharp edge of his mind, as well as the idiosyncrasies of his character. Like Stravinsky's life, the volume is divided into three sections: the Russian and Swiss years, the two decades in France between the World Wars, and the final thirty-two years in America. A fourth part, the Appendixes, contains supplementary essays concerning various aspects of Le Sacre Printemps as well as of the composer's life and work that were too detailed to be included in the main text, and finally a critical bibliography of studies of Stravinsky published since his death. Part One includes a large number of Stravinsky's letters (previously unpublished) to his parents; his teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov; his composer colleagues in Russia and France; and the Ballets Russes impresario, Serge Diaghilev.



Stravinsky

Stravinsky PDF
Author: Stephen Walsh
Publisher: Knopf
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN: 0593319044
Size: 63.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 720
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Stravinsky

by Stephen Walsh, Stravinsky Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Stravinsky books, Widely regarded the greatest composer of the twentieth century, Igor Stravinsky was central to the development of modernism in art. Deeply influential and wonderfully productive, he is remembered for dozens of masterworks, from The Firebird and The Rite of Spring to The Rake's Progress, but no dependable biography of him exists. Previous studies have relied too heavily on his own unreliable memoirs and conversations, and until now no biographer has possessed both the musical knowledge to evaluate his art and the linguistic proficiency needed to explore the documentary background of his life--a life whose span extended from tsarist Russia to Switzerland, France, and ultimately the United States. In this revealing volume, the first of two, Stephen Walsh follows Stravinsky from his birth in 1882 to 1934. He traces the composer's early Russian years in new and fascinating detail, laying bare the complicated relationships within his family and showing how he first displayed his extraordinary talents within the provincial musical circle around his teacher, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. Stravinsky's brilliantly creative involvement with the Ballets Russes is illuminated by a sharp sense of the internal artistic politics that animated the group. Portraying Stravinsky's circumstances as an émigré in France trying to make his living as a conductor and pianist as well as a composer while beset by emotional and financial demands, Walsh reveals the true roots of his notorious obsession with money during the 1920s and describes with sympathy the nature of his long affair with Vera Sudeykina. While always respecting Stravinsky's own insistence that life and art be kept distinct, Stravinsky makes clear precisely how the development of his music was connected to his life and to the intellectual environment in which he found himself. But at the same time it demonstrates the composer's remarkably pragmatic psychology, which led him to consider the welfare of his art to be of paramount importance, before which everything else had to give way. Hence, for example, his questionable attitude toward Hitler and Mussolini, and his reputation as a touchy, unpredictable man as famous for his enmities as for his friendships. Stephen Walsh, long established as an expert on Stravinsky's music, has drawn upon a vast array of material, much of it unpublished or unavailable in English, to bring the man himself, in all his color and genius, to glowing life. Written with elegance and energy, comprehensive, balanced, and original, Stravinsky is essential reading for anyone interested in the adventure of art in our time. Praise from the British press for Stephen Walsh's The Music of Stravinsky "One of the finest general studies of the composer." --Wilfrid Mellers, composer, Times Literary Supplement "The beautiful prose of The Music of Stravinsky is itself a fund of arresting images. For those who already love Stravinsky's music, Walsh's essays on each work will bring a smile of recognition and joy at new kernels of insight. For those unfamiliar with many of the works he discusses, Walsh's commentaries are likely to whet appetites for performances of the works." --John Shepherd, Notes "This book sent me scurrying back to the scores and made me want to recommend it to other people. Above all, it is a good read." --Anthony Pople, Music and Letters



Classic Chic

Classic Chic PDF
Author: Mary E. Davis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2006-11-28
ISBN: 9780520941687
Size: 18.86 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 361
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Classic Chic

by Mary E. Davis, Classic Chic Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Classic Chic books, Music and fashion: the deep connection between these two expressive worlds is firmly entrenched. Yet little attention has been paid to the association of sound and style in the early twentieth century—a period of remarkable and often parallel developments in both high fashion and the arts, including music. This beautifully written book, lavishly illustrated with fashion plates and photographs, explores the relationship between music and fashion, elegantly charting the importance of these arts to the rise of transatlantic modernism. Focusing on the emergence of the movement known as Neoclassicism, Mary E. Davis demonstrates that new aesthetic approaches were related to fashion in a manner that was perfectly attuned to the tastes of jazz-age sophisticates. Looking in particular at three couturiers—Paul Poiret, Germaine Bongard, and Coco Chanel—and three breakthrough fashion magazines—La Gazette du Bon Ton, Vanity Fair, and Vogue—Davis illuminates for the first time the ways in which fashion's imperatives of originality and constant change influenced composers such as Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky, and Les Six. She also considers the role played by the Ballets Russes, and explores the contributions of artists including costume and set designer Léon Bakst, writer and director Jean Cocteau, Amédée Ozenfant, and Pablo Picasso. The first study to situate music in this rich context, Classic Chic demonstrates the profound importance of the linked endeavors of composition and couture to modernist thought. In addition to its innovative approach to this important moment in history, Davis's focus on the social aspects of the story makes the book a tremendously engaging read.



Proof Through The Night

Proof Through the Night PDF
Author: Glenn Watkins
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0520231589
Size: 27.28 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 598
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Proof Through The Night

by Glenn Watkins, Proof Through The Night Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Proof Through The Night books, The author of several books on music and culture looks at the various roles of music during World War I, from "La Marseillaise" to "Over There," and examines music's ability to reflect the profound doubts, passions, and aspirations of society, both during the war and in its aftermath. (Performing Arts)



The Danger Of Music And Other Anti Utopian Essays

The Danger of Music and Other Anti Utopian Essays PDF
Author: Richard Taruskin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2008-12-02
ISBN: 0520942795
Size: 16.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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The Danger Of Music And Other Anti Utopian Essays

by Richard Taruskin, The Danger Of Music And Other Anti Utopian Essays Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Danger Of Music And Other Anti Utopian Essays books, The Danger of Music gathers some two decades of Richard Taruskin's writing on the arts and politics, ranging in approach from occasional pieces for major newspapers such as the New York Times to full-scale critical essays for leading intellectual journals. Hard-hitting, provocative, and incisive, these essays consider contemporary composition and performance, the role of critics and historians in the life of the arts, and the fraught terrain where ethics and aesthetics interact and at times conflict. Many of the works collected here have themselves excited wide debate, including the title essay, which considers the rights and obligations of artists in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In a series of lively postscripts written especially for this volume, Taruskin, America's "public" musicologist, addresses the debates he has stirred up by insisting that art is not a utopian escape and that artists inhabit the same world as the rest of society. Among the book's forty-two essays are two public addresses—one about the prospects for classical music at the end of the second millennium C. E., the other a revisiting of the performance issues previously discussed in the author's Text and Act (1995)—that appear in print for the first time.



Ensemblelieder In Der Fr Hen Nachfolge 1912 17 Von Arnold Sch Nbergs Pierrot Lunaire Op 21

Ensemblelieder in der fr  hen Nachfolge  1912 17  von Arnold Sch  nbergs Pierrot lunaire op  21 PDF
Author: Andreas Meyer
Publisher:
Release: 2000
ISBN:
Size: 59.37 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Dramatic music
Languages : de
Pages : 335
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Ensemblelieder In Der Fr Hen Nachfolge 1912 17 Von Arnold Sch Nbergs Pierrot Lunaire Op 21

by Andreas Meyer, Ensemblelieder In Der Fr Hen Nachfolge 1912 17 Von Arnold Sch Nbergs Pierrot Lunaire Op 21 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ensemblelieder In Der Fr Hen Nachfolge 1912 17 Von Arnold Sch Nbergs Pierrot Lunaire Op 21 books,



Le Sacre Du Printemps

Le Sacre Du Printemps PDF
Author: Shelley C. Berg
Publisher: Ann Arbor : UMI Research Press
Release: 1988
ISBN:
Size: 76.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Ballet
Languages : en
Pages : 207
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Le Sacre Du Printemps

by Shelley C. Berg, Le Sacre Du Printemps Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Le Sacre Du Printemps books,



The Cambridge Companion To Stravinsky

The Cambridge Companion to Stravinsky PDF
Author: Jonathan Cross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2003-07-24
ISBN: 1139826190
Size: 34.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Cambridge Companion To Stravinsky

by Jonathan Cross, The Cambridge Companion To Stravinsky Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge Companion To Stravinsky books, Stravinsky's work spanned the major part of the twentieth century and engaged with nearly all its principal compositional developments. This Companion reflects the breadth of Stravinsky's achievement and influence in essays by leading international scholars on a wide range of topics. It is divided into three parts dealing with the contexts within which Stravinsky worked (Russian, modernist and compositional), with his key compositions (Russian, neoclassical and serial), and with the reception of his ideas (through performance, analysis and criticism). The volume concludes with an interview with the leading Dutch composer Louis Andriessen and a major re-evaluation of 'Stravinsky and Us' by Richard Taruskin.



The Oxford Handbook Of Faust In Music

The Oxford Handbook of Faust in Music PDF
Author: Lorna Fitzsimmons
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN: 019993519X
Size: 47.83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 960
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The Oxford Handbook Of Faust In Music

by Lorna Fitzsimmons, The Oxford Handbook Of Faust In Music Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Faust In Music books, Since its emergence in sixteenth-century Germany, the magician Faust's quest has become one of the most profound themes in Western history. Though variants are found across all media, few adaptations have met with greater acclaim than in music. Bringing together more than two dozen authors in a foundational volume, The Oxford Handbook of Faust in Music testifies to the spectacular impact the Faust theme has exerted over the centuries. The Handbook's three-part organization enables readers to follow the evolution of Faust in music across time and stylistic periods. Part I explores symphonic, choral, chamber, and solo Faust works by composers from Beethoven to Schnittke. Part II discusses the range of Faustian operas, and Part III examines Faust's presence in ballet and musical theater. Illustrating the interdisciplinary relationships between music and literature and the fascinating tapestry of intertextual relationships among the works of Faustian music themselves, the volume suggests that rather than merely retelling the story of Faust, these musical compositions contribute significant insights on the tale and its unrivalled cultural impact.