Stravinsky's "Great Passacaglia"

Stravinsky's "Great Passacaglia"

Recurring Elements in the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments

Donald G. Traut

Hardback
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University of Rochester Press

Overview

Overview

The first full-length analytic study devoted to the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, combining sketch studies, musicological context, and straightforward analyses of all three movements.
Stravinsky's "Great Passacaglia" marks the first full-length analytic study devoted to the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, an important neoclassic piece composed by one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century. Donald Traut examines the complex significance of this piece for Stravinsky and his contemporaries. For the composer, the Concerto was both a major artistic accomplishment in his burgeoning neoclassic style and a vehicle for financial gain as a touring soloist, an endeavor that took him throughout Europe and was instrumental in bringing him to America for the first time. For many of Stravinsky's critics it came to represent all that was wrong with his new style, while for others it pointed the way forward through the past, taking on an important role in the Bach revival of the 1920s. By combining sketch studies, musicological context, and straightforward analyses of all three movements, the book paints a comprehensive picture of the piece's creation, impact, and structure that will be of interest not only to musicologists and music theorists, but to pianists, conductors, and concert-goers as well.

Donald Traut is associate professor of music theory at the University of Arizona.

Details

November 2016
73 line illustrations
172 pages
9x6 in
Eastman Studies in Music
ISBN: 9781580465137
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
University of Rochester Press
BIC AVA, 2AB
BISAC MUS020000, MUS050000, MUS006000
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Context and Composition
Concerto as Catalyst
Analytical Tools and Recurring Elements
Counterpoint and Tonality in the First Movement
Tetrachords and Tritones in the Largo
Points of Imitation in the Finale
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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