The Apollonian Clockwork

The Apollonian Clockwork : On Stravinsky

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This non-analytical discussion of Stravinsky's music by two distinguished composers provides, in episodic fashion, new perspectives on the style, attitude, and historical presence of selected works by this giant of twentieth-century music.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 823g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 33 half tones, bibliography, index
  • 0193154617
  • 9780193154612

Table of contents

Part 1: the new renewed; 1966 - "Requiem Canticles"; America on Sunday; ars imitatio artis; no copyright problem here; 1919 - "La Marseillaise"; a motto; ordeals of the memory; forma formans; zoonology; 1947 - "Orpheus". Part 2: Purcell, Pergolesi and the others; concocted reality; the inverted metaphor; the utopian unison; "Poetique Musicale"; on influence; 1952 - "Cantata"; "Philosophie der neuen Musik"; 1955 - "Greeting Prelude"; New York - Robert Craft and Vera Stravinsky; 1943 - "Ode". Part 3: Monsieur, le pauvre Satie; ragtime; 1921 - "Les cinq doigts"; 1917 - "Les Noces" ("Svadebka"); on montage technique; a kind of Brecht; 1918 - "L'Histoire du Soldat"; on authenticating and on making current; ostinato basses; a visit to Lake Geneva; id est - hermetic music. Part 4: Stravinsky; 1957 - "Agon"; the world, a comedy; "...I sing my song"; the metamorphosis of Misha; octotony; the firebird as magpie; 1912 - "Le Roi des Etoiles" ("Zvezdoliki"); the tradition of the new; spirit in the bottle of Cologne; a photomontage. Part 5: 1951 - "The Rake's Progress".
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