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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He might have gotten a good review because after all, he is Stravinsky. I read this for HUMA By developing it we acquire only a false hunger, a false mksic Must read for any musician, amateur or professional, looking for a brief but rich summary of how music from medieval times up to Igor Strakvinsky distills several centuries of musical development into this small, but insight packed, set of Harvard lectures.
My confusion aside, there are some real gems in his lectures. Then there are composers like Igor Stravinsky, whose genius of expression lies purely in non-discursive domains.
His basic unit of thought seems to be about the size of a sentence, and Str There are composers like Arnold Schoenberg and Musif Boulez who are also gifted communicators and insightful students of music history and theory. Published February 26th by Harvard University Press first published Looking for beautiful books?
Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons
From time to time, I pick up this book and randomly reread bits. Wagner, snobs, “grimacers”, Soviet music Oct 12, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: An English translation appeared inand now this bilingual edition enables the reader to study both the language in which Stravinsky conceived his “lessons” and the excellent English translation Quotes from Poetics of Music Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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 execution. My freedom thus consists in my moving about within the narrow frame that I have assigned myself for each one of my undertakings. Must read for any musician, amateur or professional, looking for a brief but rich summary of how music from medieval times up to came to be as it is.
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Aug 24, Jennifer Rose rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 01, Stephen Ian Savage rated it liked it. I didn’t learn anything new about music, I just learned about all the things that Stravinsky doesn’t like: Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in his notes about the essential features of music, the process I guess this means I’ll be keeping this one.
Throughout the poetry of Seferis one will notice his profound consciousness of the presence of the past and its weight. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
The Composition iglr Music. Originally published on my blog here in May Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. By far the most interesting part of the book is the section on Russian music, where Stravinsky naturally has a particular personal viewpoint.
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. The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures. Musical people of every sort will welcome this first presentation in English of an unusually interesting book.
Stravinsky represents another high point of creativity for me. This book consists of a series of six lectures delivered in Paris, translated from the original French. Remembering the Future Luciano Berio. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to strsvinsky you find your new favourite book. Further commentary includes a more specific look at Russian music in particular and a discussion of the interpretation of music.
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 execution.
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 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.
The Shape of Content Ben Shahn. Hopkins Musical Times [These lessons] provide penetrating glimpses into the thought processes of Stravinsky’s mind.
He approaches music from a place I have never been but I am happy to have learned about it. Harvard University Press- Music – pages. In addition to the recognition he received for his compositions, he also achieved fame as a pianist and a conductor, often at the premieres of his works.
Jun 04, B. The Performance of Music. Review quote Some good and some specious pf from one of music’s finest phrase-makers; a fascinating and sporadically valuable attempt to come to grips with the metaphysics of music; and a rich assortment of historical apercus.
Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons : Igor Stravinsky :
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music.
The perspective of an artist on his field.