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eBook Stravinsky and the Rite of Spring: The Beginnings of a Musical Language ePub

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The text is supplemented by some 90 musical examples. Readership: musicologists and students of the music of the 20th century.

The Rite of Spring is a ballet and orchestral concert work by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky

The Rite of Spring is a ballet and orchestral concert work by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company; the original choreography was by Vaslav Nijinsky with stage designs and costumes by Nicholas Roerich. When first performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées on 29 May 1913, the avant-garde nature of the music and choreography caused a sensation.

Harmony: The Rite of Spring is legendary for its "emancipation.

The manşner in which this is done defies simple description, but we may cite a few of the elements that reflect Stravinsky's genius: Texture: As in Debussy's music, texture plays a vital role in the Stravinsky sound. His textures, like Debussy's, are continuously changing. Harmony: The Rite of Spring is legendary for its "emancipation. of dissonance", especially those famous chords that begin the Dance of Adolescents.

But is Stravinsky's Rite of Spring all it was claimed to be? As the work's centenary is celebrated, Tom Service . So there's nothing so old as a musical revolution.

But is Stravinsky's Rite of Spring all it was claimed to be? As the work's centenary is celebrated, Tom Service separates fact from fiction. But even if it's true that Stravinsky plundered traditions both ancient and modern to create The Rite, there's something that, finally, can't be explained away, something you should feel in your gut when you experience the piece. A century on, the truly shocking thing about The Rite is still with us, right there at its climax. A good performance will merely pulverise you.

His numerous books and articles were highly stimulating, and many of his pupils have carried on his work. From: Composers on Music; The Dictionary of Composers.

Stravinsky 10. . 1. Some twentieth-century composers arnold schoenberg (1874-1951). Vienna, cradle of some of the most eventful movements in music history, witnessed the inception of Schoenberg's twelve tone technique. His numerous books and articles were highly stimulating, and many of his pupils have carried on his work. The composer speaks: arnold schoenberg. Form in the arts, and especially in music, aims primarily at comprehensibility.

Besides presenting the full musical notation for the entire piece, this book also contains a brief but detailed history on the work.

I bought it to fill a hole in my ever growing collection (don't have any Stravinsky or much Russian music except for Tchaikovsky) and because the price was cheap. Besides presenting the full musical notation for the entire piece, this book also contains a brief but detailed history on the work. Looking at the score is an astounding revelation into Stravinsky's creative genius. What often sounds like pure noise on recordings and in performance is in reality carefully notated and fully realized.

Stravinsky later claimed to have been taken unawares, the rehearsals having been without intimation of a disturbance. Similar intentions obviously lie at the heart of many of Stravinsky's subsequent works for the theater, from Les Noces (1914–23) to Agon (1953–57)

Stravinsky later claimed to have been taken unawares, the rehearsals having been without intimation of a disturbance. To. ― 2 ―. what extent members of the audience might actually have been predisposed toward riotous behavior would be a question difficult to assess. Similar intentions obviously lie at the heart of many of Stravinsky's subsequent works for the theater, from Les Noces (1914–23) to Agon (1953–57). His observations on Les Noces are applicable more broadly: As my conception developed, I began to see that it did not indicate the dramatization of a wedding or the accompaniment of a staged wedding spectacle with descriptive music.