Stravinsky and His World [NOOK Book]

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Stravinsky and His World brings together an international roster of scholars to explore fresh perspectives on the life and music of Igor Stravinsky. Situating Stravinsky in new intellectual and musical contexts, the essays in this volume shed valuable light on one of the most important composers of the twentieth century.

Contributors examine Stravinsky's interaction with Spanish and Latin American modernism, rethink the stylistic label "neoclassicism" with a section on the ...

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Overview

Stravinsky and His World brings together an international roster of scholars to explore fresh perspectives on the life and music of Igor Stravinsky. Situating Stravinsky in new intellectual and musical contexts, the essays in this volume shed valuable light on one of the most important composers of the twentieth century.

Contributors examine Stravinsky's interaction with Spanish and Latin American modernism, rethink the stylistic label "neoclassicism" with a section on the ideological conflict over his lesser-known opera buffa Mavra, and reassess his connections to his homeland, paying special attention to Stravinsky's visit to the Soviet Union in 1962. The essays also explore Stravinsky's musical and religious differences with Arthur Lourié, delve into Stravinsky's collaboration with Pyotr Suvchinsky and Roland-Manuel in the genesis of his groundbreaking Poetics of Music, and look at how the movement within stasis evident in the scores of Stravinsky's Orpheus and Oedipus Rex reflected the composer's fierce belief in fate. Rare documents--including Spanish and Mexican interviews, Russian letters, articles by Arthur Lourié, and rarely seen French and Russian texts--supplement the volume, bringing to life Stravinsky's rich intellectual milieu and intense personal relationships.

The contributors are Tatiana Baranova, Leon Botstein, Jonathan Cross, Valérie Dufour, Gretchen Horlacher, Tamara Levitz, Klára Móricz, Leonora Saavedra, and Svetlana Savenko.

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"Framed by Jonathan Cross's stylish response to the theme 'Stravinsky in exile', and Leon Botstein's thoughts on the rewards of considering the composer alongside fellow Russian exile Vladimir Nabokov, the book seeks new angles on Stravinsky and Russia in the years after 1912, and on the role of Russians . . . during Stravinsky's time in France. . . . [L]evitz herself can be unsparing in drawing a detailed, warts-and-all portrait of the great composer."—Arnold Whittall, Musical Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400848546
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 8/25/2013
  • Series: Bard Music Festival
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Course Book
  • Pages: 392
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Tamara Levitz is professor of musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her books include "Teaching New Classicality" and "Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone".
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii
A Note on Transliteration and Titles of Works xiv
Credits and Permissions xv

Stravinsky in Exile
JONATHAN CROSS 3
Who Owns Mavra? A Transnational Dispute
INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY TAMARA LEVITZ; TRANSLATIONS BY BRIDGET BEHRMANN, KATYA ERMOLAEV, LAUREL E. FAY, ALEXANDRA GRABARCHUK, AND TAMARA LEVITZ 21
Stravinsky’s Russian Library
TATIANA BARANOVA MONIGHETTI 61
The Futility of Exhortation: Pleading in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and Orpheus
GRETCHEN HORLACHER 79
Symphonies and Funeral Games: Lourié’s Critique of Stravinsky’s Neoclassicism
KLÁRA MÓRICZ 105
Arthur Lourié’s Eurasianist and Neo-Thomist Responses to the Crisis of Art
INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY KLÁRA MÓRICZ; TRANSLATION BY BRIDGET BEHRMANN, KATYA ERMOLAEV, YASHA KLOTS, TAMARA LEVITZ, KLÁRA MÓRICZ, AND BORIS WOLFSON 127
Igor the Angeleno: The Mexican Connection
TAMARA LEVITZ 141
Stravinsky Speaks to the Spanish-Speaking World
INTRODUCTION BY LEONORA SAAVEDRA; INTERVIEWS TRANSLATED BY MARIEL FIORI IN COLLABORATION WITH TAMARA LEVITZ; DOCUMENT NOTES BY TAMARA LEVITZ 177
The Poétique musicale: A Counterpoint in Three Voices
VALÉRIE DUFOUR; TRANSLATED BY BRIDGET BEHRMANN AND TAMARA LEVITZ225
Stravinsky: The View from Russia
SVETLANA SAVENKO; TRANSLATED BY PHILIPP PENKA 255
Stravinsky’s Cold War: Letters About the Composer’s Return to Russia, 1960-1963
LETTERS TRANSLATED BY PHILIPP PENKA WITH ALEXANDRA GRABARCHUK; INTRODUCTION, COMMENTARY, AND NOTES BY TAMARA LEVITZ 273
“The Precision of Poetry and the Exactness of Pure Science”: The Parallel Lives of Vladimir Nabokov and Igor Stravinsky
LEON BOTSTEIN 319

Index 349
Notes on Contributors 365

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