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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Other editions – View all Poetics of music in the form of six lessons Igor Stravinsky Snippet view – I’m concerned that my confusion comes from the fact that our world has very much gone the way that is inchoate at the time of the lecture, that Stravinsky seems terrified will consume our musical culture. I shall go even further: Although clearly these lessons are more about his only practice and not a deep treatise on his chosen topics, it’s very interesting to read his thoughts on other composers’ works, his position about modernism and how he sees the public and the critic.
Of those, this was my favorite, and the only one that wasn’t exactly about architecture. During this time, the composer adopted a simpler musical style, inspired by the classical composers of the eighteenth century.
Musical people of every sort will welcome this first presentation in English of an unusually interesting book. This same man is the patron saint of “Fantasia”. He also analyzes the function of the critic, the requirements of the interpreter, the state of Russian music, and musical taste and snobbery.
His basic unit of thought seems to be about the size of a sentence, and Stravinsky never gives a sense of developing ideas. He was a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian who was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of the century. Given as part of the Charles Eliot Norton lectures, these compact essays provide an insight into the mind of one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century.
He also published a number of books throughout his career, almost always with the aid of a collaborator, sometimes uncredited.
Join Our Mailing List: My freedom thus consists in my moving about within the narrow frame that I have assigned myself for each poeticz of my undertakings. Overall, this book, while important, is a very frustrating read, one that I could not read without constantly finding faults with.
Here, he formulated the basis of contemporary performance-practice and laid a foundation from which contemporary classical music exists. One of the first indications of this interest in classical music was heard in his ballet Pulcinella Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.
Originally delivered in his preferred French, I read the English translation. O there are composers like Igor Stravinsky, whose genius of expression lies purely in non-discursive domains.
Stravinsky’s interest in classical forms influenced his music for over 30 years. The best thing I got out of reading it is a mild sense of personal connection to one of the great musical minds of the twentieth century, but he gives little insight into the nature of his genius or his method.
I also enjoyed his writing style. I rate this book a 3. The Royal Swedish Literary Academy awarded Seferis the Nobel Prize “for his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture. The Shape of Content Ben Shahn.
His language has a disciplined power and simplicity. I must in turn impose mine upon it. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
I am still glad to have read it, and would recommend it as an important read. The digital Loeb Classical Library strafinsky. Ideas ill-defined and nonsensical. Musical people of every sort will welcome this first presentation in English of an unusually interesting book. Every concert-goer and lover of stravimsky will take keen pleasure in his notes about the essential features of music, the process of musical composition, inspiration, musical types, and musical execution.
Apr 05, Scott rated it it was amazing.
The Phenomenon of Music 3. Let me have something finite, definite — matter that can lend itself xtravinsky my operation only insofar as it is commensurate with my possibilities. Harvard University Press- Music – pages. The six lectures that make up Poetics take the form of an “explanation of music” Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. 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 partic In this series of lectures, Stravinsky goes through ideas about the artistic process, some ideas about classical music and the traditions of Russian music, and also how music is to be performed.
Whatever diminishes constraint, diminishes strength. Probably better to study his works instead.
Seferis, who was Greece’s ambassador stavinsky London inhas done much to integrate the unique Greek heritage with avant-garde European poetry. Working Space Frank Stella. As someone once said writing about music is like dancing about architecture, but if anyone can do it Stravinsky is the one.
Dec 04, Maura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? In addition, Stravinsky composed a variety of other works, including several operas, the most famous of which is The Rake’s Progress Jul 05, Keith Kenniff rated it it was amazing.
May 19, Richard rated it stravinskj liked it. After listening to his “Rite of Spring”, you can be sure he was channeling something from a different plane. An stravinxky resource for learning about the creative process in music composition and even all other art forms.
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