Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions, Volume Two
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Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions, Volume Two

A Biography of the Works through Mavra

Richard Taruskin

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Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions, Volume Two

A Biography of the Works through Mavra

Richard Taruskin

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This book undoes 50 years of mythmaking about Stravinsky's life in music. During his spectacular career, Igor Stravinsky underplayed his Russian past in favor of a European cosmopolitanism. Richard Taruskin has refused to take the composer at his word. In this long-awaited study, he defines Stravinsky's relationship to the musical and artistic traditions of his native land and gives us a dramatically new picture of one of the major figures in the history of music. Taruskin draws directly on newly accessible archives and on a wealth of Russian documents. In Volume One, he sets the historical scene: the St. Petersburg musical press, the arts journals, and the writings of anthropologists, folklorists, philosophers, and poets. Volume Two addresses the masterpieces of Stravinsky's early maturity—Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, and Les Noces. Taruskin investigates the composer's collaborations with Diaghilev to illuminate the relationship between folklore and modernity. He elucidates the Silver Age ideal of "neonationalism"—the professional appropriation of motifs and style characteristics from folk art—and how Stravinsky realized this ideal in his music. Taruskin demonstrates how Stravinsky achieved his modernist technique by combining what was most characteristically Russian in his musical training with stylistic elements abstracted from Russian folklore. The stylistic synthesis thus achieved formed Stravinsky as a composer for life, whatever the aesthetic allegiances he later professed. Written with Taruskin's characteristic mixture of in-depth research and stylistic verve, this book will be mandatory reading for all those seriously interested in the life and work of Stravinsky. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1997.
This book undoes 50 years of mythmaking about Stravinsky's life in music. During his spectacular career, Igor Stravinsky underplayed his Russian past in favor of a European cosmopolitanism. Richard Taruskin has refused to take the composer at his word. In

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Year
2023
ISBN
9780520342736
Edition
1
Subtopic
Music

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. CONTENTS TO VOLUME II 1
  5. PART III PROGRESSIVE ABSTRACTION
  6. 13 RÉCLAME (THE LOSS OF RUSSIA, l)
  7. 14 SETTLING SCORES (THE LOSS OF RUSSIA, II)
  8. 15 THE REJOICING DISCOVERY
  9. 6 A PAIR OF MINSTREL SHOWS
  10. 17 THE TURANIAN PINNACLE
  11. PART IV ON THE CUSP OF THE NEW CLASSICISM: A HERITAGE REDEFINED
  12. 18 FROM SUBJECT TO STYLE
  13. 19 ONTOGENY RECAPITULATES PHYLOGENY
  14. EPILOGUE: THE TRADITIONS REVISITED
  15. GLOSSARY
  16. PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
  17. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  18. INDEX