Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons / Edition 3

Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons / Edition 3

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by Igor Stravinsky
     
 


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. 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… See more details below

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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. 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 execution. 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. Musical people of every sort will welcome this first presentation in English of an unusually interesting book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674678569
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Charles Eliot Norton Lectures Series, #2003
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
878,174
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by George Seferis

1. Getting Acquainted

2. The Phenomenon of Music

3. The Composition of Music

4. Musical Typology

5. The Avatars of Russian Music

6. The Performance of Music

Epilogue

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