Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons

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 ...

Author: Igor Stravinsky

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674267626

Category: Music

Page: 160

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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. 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. 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. Musical people of every sort will welcome this first presentation in English of an unusually interesting book.
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Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons

Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: Anandalai

Publisher: Hesperides Press

ISBN: 9781406712797

Category: History

Page: 168

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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