Download e-book for kindle: After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism by Maureen A. Carr

By Maureen A. Carr

ISBN-10: 0199742936

ISBN-13: 9780199742936

The rebellion that erupted in the course of the 1913 debut of Igor Stravinsky's The ceremony of Spring on the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris has lengthy been probably the most notorious and fascinating occasions of contemporary musical heritage. The 3rd in a chain of works commissioned for Sergei Diaghalev's famed Ballets Russes, the piece mixed disjunct tonalities, provocative rhythms, and radical choreography that threw spectators and critics right into a literal fury. within the century following its ultimate, The ceremony of Spring has verified its earth-shattering influence on song and dance in addition to its immortalizing impression on Stravinsky and his occupation. Having received foreign consciousness through the age of 30, what course might Stravinsky's course ahead take after the momentus occasions of 1913?

After the ceremony: Stravinsky's route to Neoclassicism (1914-1925) strains the evolution of Stravinsky's compositional kind as he looked for his personal voice within the explosive musical international of the early twentieth century as he spoke back to harsh criticisms of his paintings. in the course of the e-book, writer Maureen Carr provides new transcriptions and complex analyses of chosen musical sketches to teach the genesis of Stravinsky's musical rules as he forayed into surrealism, classicism, and abstraction to improve his signature Neoclassical sort. Exploring those annotated compositional experiments--such because the earliest facts of Stravinsky's appropriation of the "rag idiom" and the advance of his so-called "sound blocks"--After the ceremony presents new perception into how Stravinsky challenged and guided the musical advancements of the last decade after that mythical Paris most suitable. Enlightening visible metaphors, similar to the modern work of Paul Klee and people of the Russian futurists, complement dialogue of the musical sketches all through, supplying a finished creative context for Carr's exceptional and rigorous examination.

A treasure trove of exceptional fabric for students, musicians, scholars, and basic readers alike, After the ceremony deals a much-needed delineation of the idea that of musical neoclassicism. Maureen Carr's leading edge and certain exam of the metamorphosis of Igor Stravinsky's compositional kind after The ceremony of Spring is a useful contribution to the literature touching on this iconic twentieth century composer.

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67 At the same time, one can sense a certain amount of alienation in Stravinsky’s earliest experiments with the “rag idiom” starting with his earliest sketches in 1917 that anticipate “Ragtime” in Histoire. These initial sketches show fascinating juxtapositions of motives inspired by Stravinsky’s limited understanding of ragtime together with repetitive patterns that were characteristic of Stravinsky’s primitive style. Included in these generalized sketches are passages that anticipate the “Ragtime” in Histoire and Ragtime for 11 Instruments.

Included in these generalized sketches are passages that anticipate the “Ragtime” in Histoire and Ragtime for 11 Instruments. As Stravinsky moved from these sketch pages to more continuous sketches for specific works, it seems that his musical ideas came closer to providing a “portrait” of American Jazz. In his own words, Stravinsky said in an interview in New York in January 1925: “I have written some things in the Jazz idiom.  It is not really Rag. It is a portrait of Rag. And then I used some of the jazz themes for a Piano-Rag.

13 14 12 i After the Rite for Neoclassicism. Moreover, Baranov-Rossiné’s approach to the superimposition of textures would become a distinctive feature of Neoclassicism in art, music, and poetry. 18 Sonia Delaunay Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) lived in St. 3. 4. 3. It is not surprising that Sonia Delaunay gives homage to Blaise Cendrars (1887–1961), a Swiss poet. Sonia Delaunay and Blaise Cendrars collaborated one year earlier in 1913 for Cendrars’s La Prose du Transsibérien,22 which was the same year as the premiére of Stravinsky’s The Rite.

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