Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

by Peter Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521622212

ISBN-13: 9780521622219

Pub. Date: 11/23/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Rite of Spring is Stravinsky's most revolutionary work. This comprehensive guide tells in vivid detail the story of its inception and composition, of the stormy rehearsals that led to the scandalous premiere in 1913, and of Stravinsky's later betrayal of the ballet's first choreographer, Nijinsky. Peter Hill probes beneath the surface of the music to reveal

Overview

The Rite of Spring is Stravinsky's most revolutionary work. This comprehensive guide tells in vivid detail the story of its inception and composition, of the stormy rehearsals that led to the scandalous premiere in 1913, and of Stravinsky's later betrayal of the ballet's first choreographer, Nijinsky. Peter Hill probes beneath the surface of the music to reveal an architectural conception of unsuspected guile and subtlety. He provides a detailed discussion of the work in performance and a hard-hitting conclusion, which poses a radical challenge to the orthodox view of the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521622219
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/23/2000
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Prelude: 1. Origins; 2. Sketches; 3. Rehearsals; Part II. The Music: 4. Language; 5. Commentary; Part III. Aftermath: 6. Anthology; 7. Stravinsky's collaborators; 8. The Rite restored; 9. Conclusion.

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