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Stravinsky and the Russian Period: Sound and Legacy of a Musical Idiom (Music Since 1900)

Stravinsky and the Russian Period: Sound and Legacy of a Musical Idiom (Music Since 1900)

Book Description

Van den Toorn and McGinness present a fresh assessment of the dynamics of Stravinsky's music from a variety of analytical and aesthetic angles. Tying analysis of the music to issues of aesthetics and performance, the book contains in-depth discussion of works including The Rite of Spring, Les Noces and Renard.

About the Author

Pieter C. van den Toorn is Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of The Music of Igor Stravinsky (1983), Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring (1987) and Music, Politics, and the Academy (1995). Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring won the Deems Taylor Award (1989) and the Outstanding Publication Award of the Society for Music Theory (1990).
John McGinness is an of Music Theory at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York, Potsdam. His essays and articles on topics including the music of Debussy, Stravinsky and Ives have appeared in Musical Quarterly, Music Theory Spectrum and Cahiers Debussy, among other publications. As a pianist specializing in contemporary music, he has premiered over twenty-five new works and has recorded for CRS and Radio Nederland.

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