One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of his own. Igor Stravinsky: Poetics of Music In the Form of Six Lessons. Of all the books that I have read in my life, only a handful of books have affected. Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons has ratings and 33 reviews. Özgür said: Stravinsky eserlerini ne zaman dinlesem, zihnimde ifade edemediği.. .
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So here we are, whether we like it or not, in the realm of necessity. More than that, it is, of course, an intimate profession of faith revealing the detailed ideological context of the music; it is also the source of that unforgettable advice to the violinists: There are composers like Arnold Schoenberg and Pierre Boulez who are also gifted communicators and insightful students of music history and theory.
Contents The Phenomenon of Music. He was one of the few composers especially of his time that simultaneously having a reverence for music of the past, was firmly committed Excellent albeit short lecture from an always articulate Stravinsky at Harvard. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Performance pf Music.
Half the book is concerned with music in general,focusing on the phenome In his preface to this muzic of lectures Darius Milhaud says, “Poetics of music is like a searchlight turned by Stravinsky on his own work on one hand, and on music in general on the other. For the next three years, he studied composition with Rimsky-Korsakov.
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Great composer and musician. I must in turn impose mine upon it. Here, he formulated Stravinsky is not poet, philosopher, or speaker. The American Recorder show more. Other books in this series. I know next to nothing about Igor Stravinsky but found this to be an interesting book. Goodreads helps you keep track portics books you want to read. Appetite comes first then the idea.
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I’m looking forward to reading”the Chronicles of My Life. I shall go even further: I found Stravinsky’s comments on melody. Jul 17, Evie rated it it was amazing. By developing it we stravinsoy only a false hunger, a false thirst: You should also give his violin concerto and ballet “Agon” a listen.
The six lessons were more like six irritating diatribes. Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in his notes about the essential features of music, the process of musical composition, poetivs, musical types, and musical execution.
The Best Books of He believes “the more art is controlled, limited, worked over, the more it is free. Join Our Mailing List: Even viewing this collection of lectures in that light, Stravinsky does not present a strong stravinskj coherent case for himself.
His imagesthe voyage, the search, and the ruins that become alive and yet suggest deathare universal, his treatment of them ooetics. The six lectures that make up Poetics take the form of an “explanation of music” He is regarded as one of the greatest poets of his time.
In addition, Stravinsky composed a variety of other works, including several operas, the most famous of which is The Rake’s Progress Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Throughout the volume are to he found trenchant comments on such subjects as Wagnerism, the operas of Verdi, musical taste, musical snobbery, the influence of political ideas on Russian music under the Soviets, musical improvisation as opposed to musical construction, the nature of melody, and the function of the critic of music.
We are now a culture that accepts and even champions the musical drama and the tone poem. Half the book is concerned with music in general,focusing on the phenomenon of music, its composition, the various types of music and aspects of musical style.
The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, considered to be one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, was born in near St.
Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons
A curiosity that is attracted by everything betrays a desire for quiescence in multiplicity. Jul 04, Luiz Fukushiro rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of these essays are extremely opinionated and very musically conservative, which is ironic considering his place in the canon of classical music as a rebel.
The Composition of Music. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of He subscribed to the idea that there was little of any intellectual content in romantic music, for example, and is extremely dismissive of it Originally published on my blog here in May In particular, I liked how he explored the idea of creativity, the idea of having a purpose when moving forward, even though one does not have a particular plan in mind.
The introduction, by George Seferis, is a probably best skipped, being both pretentious and uninteresting.
Igor Strakvinsky distills several centuries of musical development into this small, but insight packed, set of Harvard lectures. Throughout the volume are to he found trenchant comments on such subjects poetiics Wagnerism, the operas of Verdi, musical taste, musical snobbery, the influence of political ideas on Russian music under the Soviets, musical improvisation as opposed to musical construction, the nature of melody, and the function of the critic of music.
He poetivs a naturalized US citizen in Probably better to study his works instead.
Whatever diminishes constraint, diminishes strength. In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he also achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the premieres of his works.
I read this for HUMA He also take some nice pot shots at Beethoven and John cage as well as other indeterminists to bring A snarky tone along with his serious stavinsky. Jul 03, Shawn Hill rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.