One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of his own. Igor Stravinsky: Poetics of Music In the Form of Six Lessons. Of all the books that I have read in my life, only a handful of books have affected. Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons has ratings and 33 reviews. Özgür said: Stravinsky eserlerini ne zaman dinlesem, zihnimde ifade edemediği.. .

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In six lessons, Stravinsky explains his point of view in various topics, such as the work os composition, performance of works, Russian music and modernism. In addition, Stravinsky composed a itor of other works, including several operas, the most famous of which is The Rake’s Progress Stravinsky moved to the United States in and became an American citizen in My freedom thus consists in my moving about within the narrow frame that I have assigned myself for each one of my undertakings.

He became a naturalized US citizen in Ideas ill-defined and nonsensical. Stravinsky represents another high point of creativity for me. Musical people of every sort will welcome this first presentation in English of an unusually interesting book. Description One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of his own experience as a composer.

While dealing with his chosen topics–the phenomenon of music, the composition of music, musical typology, the avatars of Russian poetis, and the performance of music–he reveals his reverence for tradition, order and discipline. Most of these essays are extremely poetifs and very musically conservative, which is ironic considering his place in the canon of classical music as igpr rebel.


May 19, Richard rated it really liked it.

Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons by Igor Stravinsky

I found Stravinsky’s comments on melody. Although clearly these lessons are more about his only practice poetis not a deep treatise on his chosen topics, it’s very interesting to read his thoughts on other composers’ works, his position about modernism and how he sees the public and the critic.

So here we are, whether we like it or not, in the realm of necessity. He goes on and on and on and on Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor.

The six lessons were more like six irritating diatribes. Working Space Frank Stella.

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I also enjoyed his writing style. Aug 24, Jennifer Rose rated it liked it Shelves: I guess this means I’ll be keeping this one. From time to time, I pick up this book and randomly reread bits. Jul 05, Keith Kenniff rated it it was amazing. Probably better to study his works instead. Well, in art as in everything else, one can build only upon a resisting foundation: There are composers like Arnold Schoenberg and Pierre Boulez who are also gifted communicators and insightful students of music history and theory.

Igor Strakvinsky distills several centuries of musical development into this small, but insight packed, set of Harvard lectures. I most appreciated his boiling down concepts such as economy of means, into wonderfully cristallized examples, using the works of composers of various periods.

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In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he also achieved fame as a pianist strsvinsky a conductor, often at the premieres of his works. Throughout the volume are to he found trenchant comments on such subjects as Wagnerism, the operas of Verdi, musical taste, musical snobbery, the influence of political ideas on Russian music under the Soviets, musical improvisation as opposed to musical construction, the nature of melody, and the function of the critic of music.


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I know next to nothing about Igor Stravinsky but found this to be an interesting book. He approaches music from a place I have never been but I am happy to have learned about it. The mueic, by George Seferis, is a probably best skipped, being both pretentious and uninteresting. After mhsic to his “Rite of Spring”, you can be sure he was channeling something from a different plane. Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in his notes about musjc essential features of music, the process of musical composition, inspiration, musical types, and musical execution.

Sep 04, Pipebre rated it it was amazing. Quotes from Poetics of Music By far the most interesting part of the book is the section on Russian music, where Stravinsky naturally has a particular personal viewpoint.

Must read for any musician, amateur or professional, looking for a brief but rich summary of how music stravinskyy medieval times up to came to be as it is. Let me have something finite, definite — matter that can lend itself to my operation only insofar as it is commensurate with my possibilities.

Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons

I rate this book a 3. The Composition of Music 4. Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons.

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