Category: Stravinsky

  • Dedications After Bach, Barber, Prokofiev, Stravinsky: For

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    He was commissioned to compose the music only because Anatoly Lyadov let down the impresario Serge Diaghilev at the last minute. Initially, his doctors suspected that he had a brain tumor like the one that killed his friend George Gershwin, but upon closer inspection, they determined that the left hemisphere had shrunk. The idea was for a monumental, lapidary work of profound seriousness, but in some sense distanced from the audience in much the same way as an austere sacred ritual.

  • Requiem Canticles. For contralto and bass soli, chorus and

    Igor' Thedorovich Stravinsky

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    Both were "major" despite a brevity worthy of Webern—the Movements about 10 minutes, the Variations less than 5. He never attempted to stage it, nor did he tour or revive it, and the opera-oratorio had to wait until the following February for its twin stage premières, in Vienna under Franz Schalk (23rd) and at the Berlin Kroll under Klemperer (25th). Clare Schumann wrote about the 20 year old Brahms "He is so masterful that it seems God sent him into the world complete."

  • Igor Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress (Cambridge Opera

    Paul Griffiths

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    In order to align accented syllables of the text with metric upbeats of the music, the vocal part was displaced approximately one crotchet ahead of the accompaniment, and so an ambiguity of not only �linear perspective� but also of the meaning of the words was created. ����������������������� Later in his life, when the interplay of musical and textual accents would become, so to say, a �visiting card� of the composer�s mature style, there were frequent incidents of misunderstanding, complaint, and frustration - either from critics and colleagues (such as Myaskovsky) or directly from the librettists.

  • Philosophy of Modern Music (Philosophy of Modern Music Ppr)

    Theodor W. Adorno

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    In 1922, he completed his most famous arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. He hears a particular kind of drumbeat, and that will be enough to start him off. (Copeland:p23-24). Yet the Boston police and the national press seemed to think that Stravinsky’s version was distinctly subversive. In 1921 he retired to the French countryside to continue writing and composing. Die herausragenden Ruhe-Passagen und Synkopierungen, die sich etwa im ersten Satz bemerkbar machen, sind insofern für Strawinsky charakteristisch, als dass sie in seiner typischen Art und Weise dem Fließen der Musik Energie verleihen.

  • Stravinsky L'Histoire Du Soldat (Septet); Clarinet; Book/CD

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    The sensation produced by music is that evoked by contemplation of the interplay of architectural forms.. .. Time after time he is seen enwrapped around his children and, more surprisingly, around his wife, Catherine. Igor Stravinsky was born on June 17th, 1882, in Oranienbaum, Russia. But music historian Richard Taruskin asserts, "it was not Stravinsky's music that did the shocking. This ballet began Stravinsky's relationship with western culture.

  • The Firebird: Original 1910 Version (Dover Miniature Music

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    To show his aggravation and irritation, Stravinsky uses the rhetorical device of comparison and contrast to convey his opinion of conductors. Vuillaume the violin maker, and on one occasion took a fancy to a guitar made by Grobert of Mirecourt. As a conductor of his own music, he recorded primarily for Columbia Records, beginning in 1928 with a performance of the original suite from The Firebird and concluding in 1967 with the 1945 suite from the same ballet. [122] In the late 1940s he made several recordings for RCA Victor at the Republic Studios in Los Angeles.

  • 6 Gesänge, Op.75 (Es war einmal ein Koenig (No.3) – for

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    Stravinsky moved away to Switzerland and lived in a hotel. Rachmaninoff was one of most daring composers, noted for his difficult pieces and extensive chords. Music's exclusive function is to structure the flow of time and keep order in it. The first fruit of this collaboration was Orpheus (1948). Like many of the late romantic composers, Stravinsky often called for huge orchestral forces, especially in the early ballets. Once again, it was the integration of elements – music, dance and design – that dazzled balletomanes.

  • The Rite of Spring: Pictures from Pagan Russia, in Two Parts

    Nicolas Roerich

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    The musicologist Tamara Levitz likewise perceived a spirit of opposition in the “Rite,” a desire to show the “violence inherent in all systems.” The argument went on at lunches and dinners, while U. Through all the disturbances the performance continued without interruption. The other is because official Los Angeles and its environs have done absolutely nothing to put Stravinsky on the local map. But the extraordinary ending, in which the ghost of the murdered puppet appears above the showman's booth and makes a rude gesture at him, only replaced the original idea of a carnival ending at the last minute.

  • Scherzo: Sheet (Faber Edition)

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    They might seem to belong in the well-upholstered concert halls and salons of that last bastion of the private patron, where the composer himself was soon to join them. This was mostly due to their methods of training. As soon as it was feasible, I offered him my guitar and asked him to play something. Surely one of the most important works in the annals of art, its impact still reverberates across all types of music. No nail playing, thumb always in "rest stroke" and the little finger resting on the soundboard.

  • Ragtime (Arrangement for orchestra): Full Score [A8499]

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    After composing the Rimsky-Korsakov-inspired The Nightingale and the near-operas Renard and The Soldier's Tale, Stravinsky bucked 20th century trends by composing a "number" opera, The Rake's Progress, using diatonicism. Craft also transcribed several interviews with the composer, which were published as Conversations with Stravinsky. Into the rest of the score Stravinsky incorporated a number of Russian folk songs.