Experiencing Stravinsky: A Listener's Companion by Robin Maconie

By Robin Maconie

Hear the identify “Igor Stravinsky” and the very first thing that involves brain is a composer of ponderous, “serious” tune. yet were you aware that Stravinsky lived a lot of his lifestyles in Hollywood? That he collaborated on musical initiatives with Pablo Picasso and George Balanchine? That his paintings subtly espoused deeply held political opinions and mirrored key literary affects? That he used to be not just drawn to the trendy communique applied sciences of his time—sound recording, radio, tv, even early computers—but wrote track that echoed their impact?

In Experiencing Stravinsky, tune historian Robin Maconie takes a clean method of figuring out this nice composer’s works, explaining what makes Stravinsky’s sound designated and what we, as listeners, want to know with a view to delight in the range and brilliance of his compositions. Experiencing Stravinsky is greater than simply one other paintings of track appreciation. within the author’s deft arms, Stravinsky’s lengthy musical profession is a guided journey via 20th-century heritage, from Czarist Russia and global wars to the peak of the Hollywood period and the start of the knowledge age. Maconie has supplied not anything lower than an working handbook to getting the main out of Stravinsky’s music.

Show description

Read or Download Experiencing Stravinsky: A Listener's Companion PDF

Best music books

50 Classical Guitar Pieces

(Creative options Publishing). 50 items for classical guitar from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras prepared, edited and fingered via Joseph Harris. comprises notes in regards to the composers and every interval, and function feedback. All items are in regular notation and tablature.

Glass: A Portrait: A Biography of Philip Glass

Philip Glass has had a special impression on conventional pop culture over the last forty years. Written together as an appraisal of his paintings and a biography, Glass information the landmark issues of his occupation and the artists he recorded with, equivalent to Ravi Shankar. varied initiatives, from his 4 hour epic "Einstein at the seashore" to operatic compositions akin to "100 Airplanes, " and their influence on pop culture are explored -- recording a outstanding existence in tune.

Coldplay for Piano Solo

(Piano Solo Personality). Stellar solo piano preparations of a dozen break hits from Coldplay: Clocks * repair You * In My position * misplaced! * Paradise * The Scientist * pace of Sound * hassle * Up in Flames * Viva l. a. Vida * What If * Yellow.

Das Lied von der Erde in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

In Das Lied von der Erde, Gustav Mahler fused the 2 varieties that the majority obsessed him — track and symphony — right into a masterpiece that epitomized his musical genius and the very spirit of past due Romanticism. it's a paintings of wonderful strength, person who musical artists and audiences around the globe have made a repertoire favourite, and it really is reprinted the following from the unique complete ranking released in Vienna by means of Universal-Edition in 1912.

Extra resources for Experiencing Stravinsky: A Listener's Companion

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 11 votes