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Markevitch as Icarus

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Igor Markevitch and his reputed masterpiece Icare. His Icarus ballet has been interpreted as a metaphor for its composer's fate and was intended as a memorial to Diaghilev. ... More


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