Music Lit 3.7.08

Music Lit 3.7.08 - Music Lit 3.7.08 Classic - -clarity and...

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Music Lit 3.7.08 Classic - -clarity and balance of phrasing, clear cadences, relative simplicity of texture Romantic – more complicated harmonies, more irregular phrasing, more extravagant gestures. Paris Attracted many Russian artists: public developed an appetite for all things Russia Sergei Diaghilev, impresario: producer of the Ballets Russes, arrived in 1909 Brought together diverse talents, ex Debussy, Satie, de Falla, Stravinsky, Picasso, Nijunsky, Cocteau, and many others. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Studied with Russian nationalist Rimsky-Korsakoff Diaghilev brought him to Paris to score ballet o Firebird (1910) o Petrushka (1911) Fragmentation of folk like melodies, unusual textures, innovative harmonies, changing and/or asymmetrical meters Later known for more restrained/objective “neoclassical” works Emigrated to the US in 1933 Riotous premiere in 1913 Meant to evoke ceremonies “pagan Russia” “Chosen one” dances herself to death for the spring sacrifice
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