Agon (Ballet)

Agon (Ballet)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Agon (1957) is a ballet for twelve dancers, with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by George Balanchine. Composition began in December 1953 and concluded in April 1957; the music was first performed on June 17, 1957 in Los Angeles conducted by Robert Craft, while the first stage performance was given by the New York City Ballet on December 1, 1957 at the City Center of Music and Drama, New York. The composition's long gestation period covers an interesting juncture in Stravinsky's composing career, in which he moved from a diatonic musical language to one based on twelve-tone technique; the music of the ballet thus demonstrates a unique symbiosis of musical idioms.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Sent Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136279789
  • 9786136279787