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Stravinsky : The Rite of Spring - Peter Hill


The Rite of Spring

By: Peter Hill, Julian Rushton (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th February 2001
ISBN: 9780521627146
Number Of Pages: 184

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The Rite of Spring is Stravinsky's most revolutionary work. This important new book provides a comprehensive guide to the work, telling in vivid detail the story of its inception and composition, of the stormy rehearsals which led to the scandalous premiere on 29 May 1913, and of Stravinsky's later betrayal of the ballet's first choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky. At the same time, in a radical reassessment of the work's musical values, Peter Hill probes beneath the surface of the music to reveal an architectural conception of unsuspected guile and subtlety. A feature of the book is a detailed discussion of the work in performance, drawing on recordings by the Rite's greatest interpreters, Stravinsky himself included. Finally, the significance of the Rite is thoroughly reviewed in a hard-hitting conclusion which poses a radical challenge to the orthodox view of the work.

Tropis semper variantibus: compositional strategies in the offertories of Old Roman chant
Modal discourse and fourteenth-century French song: a 'medieval' perspective recovered?
The Sforza restoration and the founding of the ducal chapels at
Music, identity and the inquisition in fifteenth-century Spain
O rex mundi triumphator: Hohenstaufen politics in a sequence for
Musical aspects of Old testament canticles in their biblical setting
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ISBN: 9780521627146
ISBN-10: 0521627141
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 15th February 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.24

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