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Igor Stravinsky: A Creative Spring: Russia and France 1882 - 1934 (Paperback)

Stephen Walsh

Edité par Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014
ISBN 10: 1845952219 / ISBN 13: 9781845952211
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Titre : Igor Stravinsky: A Creative Spring: Russia ...

Éditeur : Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: N/A. Brand New Book. In addition to being a great composer, Igor Stravinsky was one of the most fascinating personalities of his time. His life spanned an amazing range of events and places - pre-revolutionary Russia, Europe in the years between the wars, and the United States between 1941 and his death in 1971. Such masterworks as The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring and many others fixed his reputation as a leading composer; his friendships - and often enmities - with most of his great intellectual contemporaries were famous. His personal life, which involved a double life between his official family and his mistress, was seldom placid. Touchy, unpredictable, witty and unfailingly brilliant, he is an ideal subject for a deeply informed and sophisticated biography. The first volume of this definitive biography covers Stravinsky s life and work from his birth in 1882 through to 1934, with special focus on his Russian roots and his struggles to make his way in Switzerland and France. It draws upon a great deal of new material, including unpublished archival sources, to illuminate the genius of both the music and Stravinsky the man. N° de réf. du libraire AAW9781845952211

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In addition to being a great composer, Igor Stravinsky was one of the most fascinating personalities of his time. His life spanned an amazing range of events and places - pre-revolutionary Russia, Europe in the years between the wars, and the United States between 1941 and his death in 1971.

Such masterworks as The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring and many others fixed his reputation as a leading composer; his friendships - and often enmities - with most of his great intellectual contemporaries were famous. His personal life, which involved a double life between his official family and his mistress, was seldom placid. Touchy, unpredictable, witty and unfailingly brilliant, he is an ideal subject for a deeply informed and sophisticated biography.

The first volume of this definitive biography covers Stravinsky's life and work from his birth in 1882 through to 1934, with special focus on his Russian roots and his struggles to make his way in Switzerland and France. It draws upon a great deal of new material, including unpublished archival sources, to illuminate the genius of both the music and Stravinsky the man.

A propos de l'auteur: Stephen Walsh is a critic and musicologist who has written extensively on Stravinsky. He is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Wales College in Cardiff.

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