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Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in the Music of Stravinsky

Gretchen Horlacher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195370867
eISBN:
9780199893492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370867.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

A pioneer of musical modernism, Igor Stravinsky marked a significant turn in compositional method. He broke free from traditional styles and contemporary trends in the early part of the 20th century ... More


How Stravinsky Stopped Being a Rimsky-Korsakov Pupil

Yaroslav Timofeev

in Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter focuses on a dramatic moment in the life of Igor Stravinsky when he was forced to choose between loyalty to the memory of his beloved teacher Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on the one hand, and ... More


Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Marina Frolova-Walker (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

During his lifetime, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908) was a composer whose work had great influence not only in his native Russia but also internationally. While he remains well-known in ... More


The Dam Bursts: The First and Second Conservatories

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The second chapter is about the musical development of the young Soviet composers in the Soviet conservatories of the 1950s and the nascent form of the “unofficial” music culture of the 1960s. It ... More


Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Tamara Levitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book presents a microhistorical analysis of the premiere of the melodrama Perséphone at the Paris Opéra on 30 April 1934. The book engages deeply with the collaborative, transnational nature of ... More


Neostructuralist Semantics

Dirk Geeraerts

in Theories of Lexical Semantics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198700302
eISBN:
9780191706288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700302.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The fourth chapter describes neostructuralist semantics. Under this heading, we bring together the miscellaneous set of contemporary approaches that extrapolate the major types of structuralist ... More


Ballet Alicia Alonso

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

Laura Rayneri is challenged by conservatives in Pro-Arte, and Alicia, Fernando, and Alberto launch Ballet Alicia Alonso helped by loans of sets and costumes and with a rich repertoire garnered from ... More


Stravinsky’s Dogma

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter interprets Stravinsky’s faith by analyzing how he composed the opening of Perséphone, and the central gesture of Demeter entrusting Persephone to the nymphs. The goal is to demonstrate ... More


Performing Devotion

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the performance of faith in Perséphone. Jacques Copeau designed Perséphone as a medieval mystery, and interpreted the myth in relation to the Passion of Christ. Yet Copeau’s ... More


Igor’s Duality

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the extreme split in Stravinsky’s music between his attempt to solidify Christian dogma on heterosexual marriage through archetypal musical dramaturgy and his hidden expressions ... More


Voices from the Crypt

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 7 explores how formal fragmentation in Perséphone reveals its authors’ melancholic attitudes. The interpretive method here is based on Freud’s Trauer und Melancholie, Derrida’s spectrality, ... More


The Promise of Irreconcilable Difference

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 8 examines Persephone’s rebirth and return to the underworld with the goal of understanding what its emancipatory promise and historicity—or relationship to the past, present, and ... More


Sacred Passions: The Life and Music of Manuel de Falla

Carol Hess

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195383584
eISBN:
9780199864768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383584.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The work of composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) has met with a variety of reactions, depending on the audience. In his native Spain, he is considered a leader in the avant-garde and the greatest ... More


Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In his later years Percy Grainger (1882-1961) penned over twenty personal sketches, intending them as the basis of an autobiography. This book draws a vivid portrait of the Australian–American ... More


The Arrival of European Modernism

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The first period of the arrival of European modernism in New York City stretched from approximately 1914 to 1923. This was the time when Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Ruth Crawford, Virgil Thomson, ... More


Commentator

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a selection of Grainger's comments about music and musicians. It begins with a discussion of the expressive potential of music, and music's inability to address more than one ... More


What a Person Needs

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0028
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her grief and sorrow after the Soviet authorities did not allow her to leave the country until April 1959. She also talks about Spartacus and the Bolshoi ... More


The First Movement of Three Pieces for String Quartet: A Shaking and Cracking of Dancing Bones

Gretchen G. Horlacher

in Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in the Music of Stravinsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195370867
eISBN:
9780199893492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370867.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter uses the first movement of Stravinsky's quartet as a sample, demonstrating how it brings stasis and movement, infinity and passage, into relation. It focuses on the nature and degree of ... More


Connecting the Blocks

Gretchen G. Horlacher

in Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in the Music of Stravinsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195370867
eISBN:
9780199893492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370867.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter formalizes an approach through which sectional and continuous impulses interrelate and shows that Stravinsky's compositional style is especially well suited for this dual perspective. ... More


Stravinsky's Stutter

Gretchen G. Horlacher

in Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in the Music of Stravinsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195370867
eISBN:
9780199893492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370867.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

When queried in 1964 by a New York Times reporter about the origins of the Elegy to J. F. K., Stravinsky described “a melodic-rhythmic stutter of my speech from Les Noces to the Concerto in D, and ... More


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