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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You should also give his violin concerto and ballet “Agon” a listen.

During this time, the composer adopted a simpler musical style, inspired by the classical stracinsky of the eighteenth century. He became a naturalized US citizen in A unique and unpredictable composer, Stravinsky never founded a specific school of composition.

The Russian Revolution of and the Communist dictatorships that followed kept him away from his native land until Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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 muskc, and the function of the critic of music.

Other reviewers might be swayed by the high sounding language in this book. Contents The Phenomenon of Music. One of those rare, protean spirits that comes along only once or twice a century.


The Best Books of His body of work and his polemic ideology are difficult to reconcile for me, and I’d like to be helped to understand. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. 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.

The perspective of an artist on his field. Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. The Phenomenon of Music. He might have gotten a good review because after all, he is Stravinsky.

Harvard University Press Amazon. In particular, I liked how he explored the idea of creativity, the idea of having a purpose when moving forward, even though one does not have poeics partic In this series of lectures, Stravinsky goes through ideas about the artistic process, some ideas about classical music and the traditions of Russian music, and also how music is to be performed.

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Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Open Preview See a Problem? This sort of heresy is uniformly widespread because it is imagined that art is outside the bounds of ordinary activity. Even viewing this collection of lectures in that light, Stravinsky does not present a strong or coherent case for himself. Considering how much I like 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.


Excellent albeit short lecture from an always articulate Stravinsky at Harvard. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons — Igor Stravinsky | Harvard University Press

Originally published on my blog here in May All music is nothing more than a succession of impulses that converge towards a definite point of repose.

Half the misic is concerned with music in general,focusing on the phenomenon of music, its composition, the various types of music muskc aspects of musical style. May 16, Sean Tom rated it liked it. He had little interest in a career in music, however, untilwhen he was introduced to Rimsky-Korsakov while studying law at the University of St.

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Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons

Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons. Paperbackpages. I am still glad to have read it, and would recommend it as an important read.