Igor Stravinsky (20th Century Composers) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2008/4/23
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This is a comprehensive biography of Stravinsky for the general reader, placing his work in the context of his times. The book concentrates on his creativity, describing how his musical mind worked and related to his complex and fascinating personality.
'A near-ideal introduction to the composer.' (Gramophone) 'one's only regret about [Michael Oliver's] two books is that they are not longer.' (Classic CD) 'As a series, Phaidon's 20th Century Composers has brought remarkable variety and a welter of information, both necessary and delightfully trivial. Intended both for the general reader and for the more enthusiatically musical...' (The Scotsman)商品の説明をすべて表示する
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First of all, the book is well written. The music is described thoroughly and there is also a discography as well as a catalogue of the works written by Stravinsky. For the most part, this book is a biography with its central focus on Stravinsky. We meet various characters that played an important role in Stravinsky's life including the impresario Serge Diaghilev. I highly recommend this book to anybody who wants to be enlightened about one of the giants of twentieth century music.