Item description for The Apollonian Clockwork: On Stravinsky (Amsterdam University Press - Amsterdam Archaeological Studies) by Louis Andriessen & Elmer Schonberger...
'I think my music deserves to be considered as a whole', Igor Stravinsky remarked at the end of a long and restless career, and that is exactly what the authors of The Apollonian Clockwork do. In 1982, convinced that there is no essential difference between 'early' and 'late' Stravinsky, Louis Andriessen and Elmer Schnberger were the first to write a monograph on the composer which radically breaks with the habit of dividing his works into 'Russian', 'neoclassical' and 'serial'. In an essay which continually shifts in its approach, style and perspective, the authors elaborate on their insight that a single, immutable compositional attitude underlies the whole of Stravinsky's oeuvre. By this token the book not only offers an analysis of the composer's protean work and artistry but takes example by it as well.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2006
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053568565 ISBN13 9789053568569
Reviews - What do customers think about The Apollonian Clockwork: On Stravinsky (Amsterdam University Press - Amsterdam Archaeological Studies)?
A brilliant and playful analysis of Stravinsky's work Mar 3, 2008
I love this book! I read a single chapter every week. It is not difficult reading but the ideas are so provocative that I needed time to digest them. For anyone interested in a creative and non-dogmatic approach to understanding the compositional process of one of the greatest composers of all time, this is the book. Did I mention that I love it?