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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


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


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


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


Fathers and Sons: Remembering Sviatoslav Soulima

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky Inside Out

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300075373
eISBN:
9780300129366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300075373.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the work Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev's 1862 sociopolitical novel, and how it may have influenced and affected Igor Stravinsky. Igor would later relate how as a young man he ... 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


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


Boswellizing an Icon: Stravinsky, Craft, and the Historian's Dilemma

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky Inside Out

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300075373
eISBN:
9780300129366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300075373.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at the historiography surrounding Igor Stravinsky's life and career and attempts to answer queries as to how much of it is true, and how much of it is myth and legend. It relates ... More


Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Vincent Giroud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Born in Russia in 1903, Nicolas Nabokov, like his first cousin Vladimir, came from a distinguished Russian family which went into exile in 1919. After studying in Germany, he came to prominence as a ... More


Tradition Challenged: Confronting Stravinsky

David E. Schneider

in Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245037
eISBN:
9780520932050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245037.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Béla Bartók's endorsement of nationalism and patriotism in his works and his comparison with composer Igor Stravinsky. It explains that Bartók's familiarity with Stravinsky's ... 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


Truths and Illusions: Rethinking What We Know

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky Inside Out

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300075373
eISBN:
9780300129366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300075373.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the grandiose figure that is Igor Stravinsky, his eccentric nature and his ability to transition smoothly between the worlds of high and pop culture in a way that no other ... More


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


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


Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Charles Joseph

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, among the most influential artists of the twentieth century, together created the music and movement for many ballet masterpieces. This is a study of one of the ... More


Letters, Books, Private Thoughts: Reading Between the Lines

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky Inside Out

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300075373
eISBN:
9780300129366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300075373.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter covers the period after Stravinsky's death in 1971, where a battle for the possession of his archives ensued. Several American universities, libraries, and private foundations placed ... 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


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


Freedom in a Tunic Versus Frieze-Dried Classicism: Hellenism in Modernist Performance

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter compares the Hellenism of Isadora Duncan with the Greek-style works of Igor Stravinsky and Carl Orff, focusing particularly on the issue of movement versus stasis. Numerous photographs ... 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


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