The Music of Stravinsky / Edition 1

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Here is a critical survey of Stravinsky's entire output from a lucid and authoritative guide. Its author, Stephen Walsh, has effortlessly assimilated the new literature on the composer, has examined many of Stravinsky's letters and sketches, and is able, in continuously questioning received views, to provide fresh insight into Stravinsky's works.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Pride of place should go to Walsh's own book....Walsh provides a skillfully balanced blend of historical, technical and critical discussion."—Music Analysis

"Lively and combative in style, the writing characteristically rises to its most eloquent."—Musical Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198163756
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Series: Companions to the Great Composers Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,016,125
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

University College, Cardiff
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Table of Contents

Note to the Paperback Edition
1 Biographical Introduction 1
2 A Russian in St Petersburg: The Firebird 4
3 A Russian in Paris: Petrushka and The Rite of Spring 24
4 Willing Exile: The Wedding 53
5 Enforced Exile: The Soldier's Tale 86
6 Synthesis: Mavra and the New Classicism 111
7 The Christian Rites of Spring: Oedipus and Persephone 134
8 A Citizen of France: Concerto and Symphony 159
9 A Citizen of America: Tango and Symphony 180
10 The Rake's Progress 204
11 The Final Spring: Agon and Threni 217
12 Requiem aeternam 245
Notes 277
Bibliography 293
List of works 297
Index 307
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