Stravinsky by Stephen Walsh

Stravinsky The Second Exile: France and America, 1934 - 1971 Paperback Aug 2 2007

By Stephen Walsh
Paperback
$22.94 USD

In 1934, Igor Stravinsky was fifty-two, a Russian expatriate living in Paris and already regarded by many as the most important composer of his generation. Stravinsky: The Second Exile follows him through the remainder of his long life, which he would spend largely in the United States. These are the years during which he would compose such masterworks as The Rake's Progress and Symphony in C, and achieve a new level of fame as a conductor and concert pianist in his own right. In this second and final volume of Stephen Walsh's acclaimed biography, the author traces and illuminates Stravinsky's increasingly complex and often agonised family life and his crucially important relationship with his associate Robert Craft. As a musicologist and critic, Walsh is able to speak with authority and wit not only about Stravinsky's life, but also about his work, expertly following the composer's musical journey from the neoclassicism of his late French and early American periods, through his early essays in serial technique, and on finally to the astonishing complexities of this protean genius's final works. Based on exhaustive research, Stephen Walsh uncovers new and controversial material, making this the second volume of the most definitive biography of the most significant and influential composer of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Pimlico
Publication date
Aug 2 2007
Language
English
Pages
752
ISBN-13
9780712697958
ISBN-10
0712697950
Weight
973g
Dimensions
153.0mm x 234.0mm