New PDF release: After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism

By Maureen A. Carr

ISBN-10: 0199742936

ISBN-13: 9780199742936

The insurrection that erupted throughout the 1913 debut of Igor Stravinsky's The ceremony of Spring on the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris has lengthy been essentially the most notorious and fascinating occasions of recent musical historical past. The 3rd in a chain of works commissioned for Sergei Diaghalev's famed Ballets Russes, the piece mixed disjunct tonalities, provocative rhythms, and radical choreography that threw spectators and critics right into a literal fury. within the century following its foremost, The ceremony of Spring has tested its earth-shattering influence on track and dance in addition to its immortalizing impact on Stravinsky and his occupation. Having won overseas awareness by means of the age of 30, what course may perhaps Stravinsky's direction ahead take after the momentus occasions of 1913?

After the ceremony: Stravinsky's route to Neoclassicism (1914-1925) strains the evolution of Stravinsky's compositional kind as he looked for his personal voice within the explosive musical international of the early twentieth century as he replied to harsh criticisms of his paintings. through the publication, writer Maureen Carr offers new transcriptions and complex analyses of chosen musical sketches to teach the genesis of Stravinsky's musical principles as he forayed into surrealism, classicism, and abstraction to increase his signature Neoclassical type. Exploring those annotated compositional experiments--such because the earliest facts of Stravinsky's appropriation of the "rag idiom" and the advance of his so-called "sound blocks"--After the ceremony presents new perception into how Stravinsky challenged and guided the musical advancements of the last decade after that mythical Paris greatest. Enlightening visible metaphors, resembling the modern work of Paul Klee and people of the Russian futurists, complement dialogue of the musical sketches all through, delivering a complete inventive context for Carr's unparalleled and rigorous examination.

A treasure trove of exceptional fabric for students, musicians, scholars, and common readers alike, After the ceremony deals a much-needed delineation of the concept that of musical neoclassicism. Maureen Carr's leading edge and distinctive exam of the metamorphosis of Igor Stravinsky's compositional variety after The ceremony of Spring is a useful contribution to the literature bearing on this iconic twentieth century composer.

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