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Showing posts with label Igor Stravinsky. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Igor Stravinsky. Show all posts
Stravinsky at the Close

Stravinsky at the Close

I have finally finished Taruskin's two-volume book on Stravinsky that he describes as "a biography of the works" and a spectacular project it is. I don't think that there is anythin…

Stravinsky the Conservative

Stravinsky the Conservative

Coming to the end of the long journey of reading Richard Taruskin's magisterial two-volume Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions and what a wonderful education it has been. I think the only mono…

Stravinsky: Svadebka (Les Noces)

Stravinsky: Svadebka (Les Noces)

Stravinsky's piece for vocal soloists, choir, four pianos and percussion was begun in 1917 (though conceived earlier) and premiered in 1923. It is a work strongly based on Russian folklore, parti…

Radical Folk: Stravinsky

Radical Folk: Stravinsky

In 1914, while living in the tiny village of Salvan, in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, Stravinsky composed a number of pieces based on Russian folklore. This is carefully documented in th…