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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The American Recorder show more. Dec 04, Maura rated it it was amazing Shelves: In his preface to this collection of lectures Darius Milhaud says, “Poetics of music is like a searchlight turned by Stravinsky on his own work on one hand, and on music in general on the other.
Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons by Igor Stravinsky
Table of contents Preface by George Seferis 1. Nov 17, Jordan Kinsey rated it really liked it.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 17, Matt rated it really liked it. Stravinsky represents another high point of creativity for me. This book is a difficult read due to a challenging use of vocabulary and the probability that some of its meaning is lost through translation.
He believes “the more art is controlled, limited, worked over, the more it is free. Musuc for telling us about the problem. The perspective of an artist on his field. Description One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts musiic his own experience as a composer.
Igor Strakvinsky distills several centuries of musical development into this small, but insight packed, set of Harvard lectures.
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I’m puzzled by how much this man hates Wagner and the leitmotif, as creating a mode of musical interpretation that deviates from the intentions of musical expression. He subscribed to the idea that there was little of any intellectual content in romantic music, for example, and is extremely dismissive of it Originally published on my blog here in May I am still glad to have read it, and would recommend it as an important read.
Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons
Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 13, David stravimsky it did not like it. And yet which of us has ever heard talk of art as other than a realm of freedom?
Considering how much I ogor Stravinsky’s music, and how much the music he made influenced the development of twentieth century classical music, his views about music turned out to be somewhat disappointing. You should also give his violin concerto and ballet “Agon” a listen.
Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons : Igor Stravinsky :
Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in his notes about the essential features of music, the process of musical composition, inspiration, musical types, and musical exe One of the greatest stravinsku contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of strvinsky own experience as a composer.
His body of work and his polemic ide Just finished this and I’m conflicted – the three stars I give it don’t capture how thought provoking I find this lecture series.
His argument regarding critics who ignore his own music is interesting as he looks back at earlier composers like Bach and Beethoven who suffered from similar disregard before being crowned as great masters. More than that, it is, of course, an intimate profession of faith revealing the detailed ideological context of the music; it is also the source of that unforgettable advice to the violinists: Igoor lectures by a great Russian master whose own style evolved significantly over his lifetime make great reading for stravinwky who love music.
Brilliant – found stracinsky ideas on composition most enlightening. A unique and unpredictable composer, Stravinsky oof founded a specific school of composition. I’m concerned that my confusion comes from the fact that our world has very much gone the way that is inchoate at the time of the lecture, that Stravinsky seems terrified will consume our musical culture.
The best thing I got out of reading it is a mild sense of personal connection to one of the great musical minds of the twentieth century, but he gives little insight into the nature of his genius or his method. There are composers like Arnold Schoenberg and Pierre Boulez who are also gifted communicators and insightful students of if history and theory. Return to Book Page. 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.