New Grove Stravinsky : The New Grove Composer Biographies

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  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr
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This 20th-century Russian composer, later of French and American nationality, led a varied life which was mirrored by often startling changes in his musical style over the course of his life. His early years found him in Russia, where Rimsky, Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky were great influences. His international career soon exploded with the premieres of the Firebird, Petrushka, and the Rite of Spring. The period from 1920-1939, which he spent in France, was that of the great neo-classical compositions, this stylistic inclination eventually gave way to a highly individual use of serial techniques in his last years, when he took up residence in the US.The New Grove Stravinskymaps the composer's life and works in the finest of detail, bringing this great man and his music to life.About The New Grove II Composer Biography Series:These new, fully re-written editions of some of the most popular titles in the New Grove composer biography series last published in the 1980s build on the enormous success of those books, offering fresh new insights drawn from the most recent scholarship. Focusing on some of the greatest and most influential composers of the last few centuries of the millennium, these titles are derived from the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Most excitingly, as they will be published before the dictionary, they offer sneak previews of some of the best, most up-to-date entries in this landmark, end-of-the-century edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive, and widely respected music encyclopedia in the world. In addition to the re-written editions of The New Grove Wagner, The New Grove Haydn,and The New Grove Mozart comes for the first time The New Grove Stravinsky, the first in a series of New Grove composer biographies that will cover the great masters of the 20th century, never before published as individual volumes. This series is edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. Both men live in the United Kingdom and have edited The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Second Edition.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Background and Early Years, 1882--1905
Towards `The Firebird', 1902--9
The Early Diaghilev Ballets, 1910--14
Exile in Switzerland, 1914--20
France: the Beginnings of Neo-classicism, 1920--25
Return to the Theatre, 1925--34
Last Years in France: towards America, 1934--9
USA: the Late Neo-classical Works, 1939--51
The Proto-serial Works, 1951--9
Final Years, 1959--71
Then and Since
Work-list 51(10)
Writings 61(2)
Bibliography 63(18)
Index 81

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