IGOR STRAVINSKY POETICS OF MUSIC PDF

One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of his own. Igor Stravinsky: Poetics of Music In the Form of Six Lessons. Of all the books that I have read in my life, only a handful of books have affected. Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons has ratings and 33 reviews. Özgür said: Stravinsky eserlerini ne zaman dinlesem, zihnimde ifade edemediği.. .

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The Genesis of Secrecy Frank Kermode. This book is a difficult read due to a challenging use of vocabulary and the probability that some of its meaning is lost through translation.

Mar 02, Simon Mcleish rated it it was ok. He also take some nice pot shots at Beethoven and John cage as well as other indeterminists to bring A snarky tone along with his serious endeavors. I know next to nothing about Igor Stravinsky but found this to be an interesting book. Further commentary includes a more specific look at Russian music in particular and a discussion of the interpretation of music. Throughout the volume are to 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.

Other Traditions John Ashbery. The six lessons were more like six irritating diatribes. Bathers, Bodies, Beauty Linda Nochlin.

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Throughout the volume are to he found trenchant comments on such subjects as Wagnerism, the operas of Stravinsoy, 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.

He goes on and on and on and on His basic unit of thought seems to be about the size of a sentence, and Stravinsky never gives a sense of developing ideas. The Royal Swedish Literary Academy awarded Seferis the Nobel Prize “for his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture.

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Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons

Apr 05, Scott rated it it was amazing. Igor Strakvinsky distills several centuries of musical development into this small, but insight packed, set of Harvard lectures. Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons. In the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev heard a performance of one of Igoor symphonic works and commissioned him to compose three ballets for his Ballets Russes in Paris.

Open Preview See a Problem? In particular, I liked how he explored the idea of creativity, poetjcs idea of having a purpose when moving forward, even though one does not have a partic In this series of lectures, Stravinsky goes through ideas about the artistic process, some ideas about classical music and the traditions of Russian music, and also how music is to be performed. One of the first indications of this interest in classical music was heard in his ballet Pulcinella Account Options Sign in.

Other editions – View all Poetics of music in the form of six lessons Igor Stravinsky Snippet view – Musical people of every sort poetjcs welcome this first presentation in English of an unusually interesting book. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Books by Igor Stravinsky. Jun 01, Stephen Ian Savage rated it liked it. During the mids, Stravinsky became interested in serialism.

Later, he summarizes his concerns regarding harnessing the rapacious creative instinct, warning of the pitfalls of letting a curious mind wander free, a quote which is greatly more pertinent in our contemporary age of information tech: He subscribed to the idea that there was little of any intellectual content in romantic music, for example, and is extremely dismissive of it Originally published on my blog here in May Considering how much I like Stravinsky’s music, and how much the music he made influenced the development of twentieth century classical music, his views about music turned out to be somewhat disappointing.

Stravinsky’s interest in classical forms influenced his music for over 30 years. 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.

Join Our Mailing List: Even viewing this collection of lectures in that light, Stravinsky does not present a strong or coherent case for himself. Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in his notes about the essential features of music, the process of musical composition, inspiration, musical types, and musical exe One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of his own experience as a composer.

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Nevertheless, his work has had a great influence on many modern composers.

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Many ideas to ponder. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. The second, third and fourth are well worth the price of admission, iigor the reader a lot to stravihsky about as well as a remarkable perspective into Stravinsky’s attitudes and presuppositions. Excellent albeit short lecture from an always articulate Stravinsky at Harvard. These three piecesThe FirebirdPetrouchkaand The Rite of Spring established Stravinsky as the foremost musical innovator in his use of syncopated and irregular rhythms and harsh-sounding harmonies.

Jul 23, Adam Cherson rated it liked it. For the next three years, he studied composition with Rimsky-Korsakov.

Although clearly these lessons are more about his only practice and not a deep treatise on his chosen topics, it’s very interesting to read his thoughts on other composers’ works, his position about modernism and how he sees the public and the critic. Appetite comes first then the idea. Harvard University Press Amazon. The Best Books of It’s been a while since I’ve read cover to cover, but I often scan if for some of the quotes I underlined one of the few books I own I’ve actually done that to!

Every stravindky and lover of music will take keen pleasure in his notes about the essential features of music, the process of musical composition, inspiration, musical types, and musical execution.

The six lectures that make up Poetics take the form of an “explanation of music” Working Space Frank Stella.