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The Stravinsky Legacy

Part of Music in the Twentieth Century

  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521023856

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  • The music of Igor Stravinsky has had a profound impact on the development of twentieth-century music. In this book, Jonathan Cross explores the technical and aesthetic legacy of Stravinsky in relation to a broad range of composers, from Varèse to Andriessen, from Messiaen to Birtwistle. He also proposes a reexamination of Stravinsky's own neoclassical music and Theodor Adorno's notorious critique of Stravinsky. This book is part history, part analysis, part aesthetics, and will be of value to anyone who takes an interest in the music of our time.

    • A comprehensive examination of the technical and aesthetic impact of Stravinsky's music on a broad range of twentieth-century composers
    • Includes a fresh look at analysis of Stravinsky's neoclassical works
    • Includes a reassessment of Adorno's Schoenberg-Stravinsky polemic
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    "...The Stravinsky Legacy is a landmark achievement...superb work....The Stravinsky Legacy opens new vistas in Stravinsky scholarship. Thank you, Jonathan Cross, for suggesting this intriguing possibility." Notes

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521023856
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.465kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 51 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Stravinsky Legacy:
    1. Introduction: Stravinsky's modernism
    2. Block forms
    3. Structural rhythms
    4. Ritual theatres
    5. Minimal developments
    Part II. Stravinsky Reheard:
    6. A fresh look at Stravinsky analysis
    7. Conclusions: Stravinsky, Adorno and the problem of non-development.

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    Jonathan Cross, University of Bristol

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