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Rite Of Spring Major Part
1,791 wordsAn introduction to 'The Rite of Spring', The part I of the Rite of Spring starts with an " introduction ." The texture at the very beginning is extremely thin, and the only instrument in use is the bassoon, in an unusually high tessitura. The bassoon is soon joined by the Horn, and later, a pair of clarinets. This little wind ensemble creates an eerie feeling, and the fact that tempo rubato is employed makes the whole start very unstable, as if the 'grand work' has just had a bad kick-off. Howev...
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Separation Rather Than Unity Light Experimental Music Satie
1,019 wordsDebussy, Satie, and Stravinsky, all three are great composers of their time. The three of them relate very much of eachother because they are very creative and started new ways and different styles of their music. They influenced other composers, musicians and new people to listen to their music. Debussy was born on August 22, 1822 just outside of Paris. When Debussy was ten he turned out to be a brilliant pianist and was admitted to Conservator, he had no friends in this school. He was a natura...
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Conductors As Egotistical Comparing Conducting To Politics Stravinsky
742 wordsIn the passage about conducting, Igor Stravinsky expresses his total disrespect for conductors and their personalities. He exposes this irreverent attitude by his comparisons of conducting to such deceiving professions as politics and acting. Continuing his attack on conductors, he also presents the actual flaws in their character and outlook. Relentless in his criticism, Stravinsky uses his images throughout the passage to reveal his own disrespectful and scornful attitude toward the art of con...
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Berkshire Music Center Stravinsky And Ravel Koussevitzky
506 wordsThe legendary bassist and conductor Serge Koussevitzky was born in Russia in 1874 to a family of musicians. With his brothers, he formed a wind ensemble when still a child, performing at local parties and social events. He journeyed to Moscow at the age of fourteen, winning a scholarship at the Music-Dramatic Institute to study double bass and music theory. He excelled at the bass, joining the Bolshoi Theater orchestra at age twenty and succeeding his teacher as the principal bassist at twenty-s...
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Comparison And Contrast Point Of View
531 wordsIn the passage by Igor Stravinsky, he uses not only comparison and contrast, but also language to convey his point of view about the conductors of the time and their extreme egotism. Stravinsky believes that conductors exploit the music for their own personal gain, so rather, he looks on them in a negative light. To show his aggravation and irritation, Stravinsky uses the rhetorical device of comparison and contrast to convey his opinion of conductors. He compares the "great" conductors to "grea...
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Rite Of Spring Considered To Be One
1,381 wordsStravinsky Stravinsky is considered to be one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He introduced two of the first major suggestions of contemporary music. He is thought of as somewhat revolutionary because of the clamorous reception of his new style. Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky was born on June 17, 1882. His birthplace is Oranienbaum, Russia, which is now Lomonosov. His father was the leading bass singer at the Imperial Opera House in Saint Petersburg. Although he came from a very ...
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Rite Of Spring Neo Classicism
1,951 wordsStravinsky's relations with his various publishers would make a fitting subject for a long-running TV soap opera, complete with courtroom dramas, emotional farewells, some embarrassing contractual wrangles, and of course background music based on the Ronde des princesses in The Firebird. The association with Chester Music would certainly provide some of the best episodes. Stravinsky landed in Chester's lap after the First World War, a conflict which, among other things, played havoc with interna...
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York City Ballet School Of American Ballet Balanchine
948 wordsGeorge Balanchine, or originally Georgy Melitonovich Balanchivadze, a Russian-born choreographer, is recognized as one of the foremost choreographers in the history of ballet. George was among a generation of dancers who spent the years of World War 1 at the Imperial school of ballet at the Mariinsky theatre. George was the son of a composer, and he also studied music from 1921 to 1924 at the Petrograd Conservatory in St. Petersburg. As a student Balanchine had already tried choreography. His fi...
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20 Th Century Rite Of Spring
448 wordsQuestion 1 Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky was one of the greatest composers of the 20 th century. The son of a famous bass singer at the Imperial Opera, Stravinsky showed little inclination to pursue a musical career, but while pursuing law studies in 1902, Stravinsky met Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, who advised him to study music instead. Stravinsky began studying with the famous Russian composer in 1903, and after Rimskys death in 1908, never had another teacher. Stravinsky's early works caught the im...
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Politics Rarely Attracts Original Minds Politics Rarely Attracts Conductors
669 wordsAs a composer, Igor Stravinsky knew many conductors. Later, he wrote an essay about them. What could he write about them? What would your typical composer have to say about conductors? Surprisingly, when Stravinsky wrote about conductors he became very critical. Sarcasm and mockery permeate throughout the passage when he discusses them. Stravinsky uses a few schemes to convince his reader of the conductors insignificance. First, the language Stravinsky uses in his passage is very caustic. In a f...
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20 Th Century Rite Of Spring
1,236 wordsIgor Igor Stravinsky IGOR STRAVINSKY Igor Stravinsky is considered by many the greatest composer of the 20 th Century. Several composers have made breakthroughs and great accomplishments in the past 100 years, but Stravinsky has dominated nearly every trend set. He was born near St. Petersburg, Russia in Oranienbaum, on June 17, 1882. He was born to a famous Russian bass opera singer, Fyodor Ignatyevich Stravinsky. Igor Stravinsky was third of a family of four boys. He grew up hearing his father...
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Igor Stravinsky And Coco Chanel Rite Of Spring First
981 wordsRevolutions in the heart Coco and Igor by Chris Greenhalgh 311 pp, Review People punched each other at the premiere of the Rite of Spring. Maybe it was the heat in the packed Th 233; tre des Champs 201; lys 233; es on the warm, Spring evening of May 29 1913. Maybe it was the primal, groin-thrusting immodesty of Nijinskys choreography. But the raw, rhythmic violence of Stravinsky's score soon spilled over into the auditorium, inciting the detractors and defenders of this epoch-making music...
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Rite Of Spring Black And White
763 wordsEau de rancor Coco and Igor Chris Greenhalgh Review 163; 12, pp 311 Chanel and Stravinsky enjoyed love in the afternoon for a few months during the summer of 1920. He had lost his wealth to the Bolsheviks; she lodged him for free at her villa outside Paris, together with a consumptive wife, a brood of children, a pianola and an aviary of vocally trained parrots. In the autumn, she exchanged him for a younger and more sportingly virile Russian aristocrat, who had helped to kill Rasputin. As co...
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