IGOR STRAVINSKY POETICS OF MUSIC PDF

Of all the books that I have read in my life, only a handful of books have affected me in a meaningful way. When it comes to books on music even fewer made made a lasting impression. And that goes for any form, any dialect, and any genre of music. Each of the chapters in the book was delivered at Harvard U in the s.

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The Composition of Music 4. Nevertheless, his work has had a great influence on many stravinsk composers. More than that, it is, of course, an intimate profession of faith revealing the detailed ideological context of the music; it is also the source of that unforgettable advice to the violinists: During the mids, Poeticd became interested in serialism.

He goes on and on and on and on Jul 04, Luiz Fukushiro rated it really liked it Shelves: In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he also achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the premieres of his works. So here we are, whether we like it or not, in the realm of necessity. Half the book is concerned with music in general,focusing on the phenomenon of music, its composition, the various types of music and aspects of musical style.

In six sttavinsky, Stravinsky explains his point of view in various topics, such as the work os composition, performance of works, Russian music and modernism. Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in his notes about the essential features of music, the process Jun 06, Emma Nolan rated it it was amazing.

Aug 03, Stas rated it it was amazing Shelves: The best thing I got out of reading it is a mild sense of personal connection to one of the great musical minds of the twentieth century, but he gives little insight into the nature of his genius or his method.

Jun 01, Stephen Ian Savage rated it liked it. I must in turn impose mine upon it. Six Drawing Lessons William Kentridge. The sixth lecture I found to be brilliant. Stravinsky is not poet, philosopher, or speaker. Whatever diminishes constraint, diminishes strength. Table of contents Preface by George Seferis 1. Even viewing this collection of lectures in that light, Stravinsky does not present a strong or coherent case for himself. Particularly when he steps back from criticism and waxes philosophical on the difficulties in striking phenomenological balance, for instance regarding fantasy: All music is nothing more than a succession of impulses that converge towards a definite point of repose.

The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, considered to be one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, was born in near St. Throughout the volume are poetcis he found trenchant comments on such subjects as Wagnerism, the operas of Verdi, musical taste, musical snobbery, the influence of political ideas on Russian music under the Soviets, musical improvisation as opposed to musical construction, the nature of melody, and the function of the critic of music.

Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons. Aug 24, Jennifer Rose rated it liked it Shelves: How much more natural and more salutary it is to strive toward a single, limited reality than towards endless division! No trivia or quizzes yet. The clearest definition of artist pursuit I have ever read.

Throughout the loetics of Seferis one will notice his profound consciousness of the presence of the past and its weight. The Secular Scripture Northrop Frye. The first starts slow, and the fifth is probably more detail about the Russian symphonic scene that most people will want. Stravinskh six lessons were more like six irritating diatribes. Lessons of the Masters George Steiner. Here, he formulated Stravinsky is not poet, philosopher, or speaker. We are now a culture that accepts and even champions the musical drama and the tone poem.

For someone so modern, he has a deep understanding of the music of the past, particularly Brahms and the Romantics. Jul 13, David rated it did not like it.

Further commentary includes a more specific look at Russian music in particular and a discussion of the interpretation of music. Most Related.

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So studierte er wie dieser ebenfalls zuerst Rechtswissenschaft in St. Als er mit W. Igor Strawinsky starb am 6. Strawinsky komponierte in den er Jahren auch serielle Musik. In seinen Erinnerungen [10] schildert Strawinsky sehr detailliert seine musikalische Entwicklung bis zur Psalmensinfonie und dem Tanzmelodram Persephone. Am Anfang stand der Klavierunterricht. Er lernte schnell Noten zu lesen und am Klavier zu improvisieren, und er studierte die Partituren russischer Opern aus der Bibliothek seines Vaters.

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