Examination of the Neo-classical Wind Works of Igor Stravinsky: The Octet for Winds and Concerto for Piano and Winds (Studies in the History & Interpr

Examination of the Neo-classical Wind Works of Igor Stravinsky: The Octet for Winds and Concerto for Piano and Winds (Studies in the History & Interpr

By: Scott Lubaroff (author)Hardback

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This study asserts that Stravinsky's Octour pour instruments a vents (1923) is pivotal within Stravinsky's progressions in regard to orchestrational practice, instrumental choices, and compositional choices, and presents it as the point in which all of these transitions came together for the first time. After an opening discussion of Stravinsky's early life and compositional career, it concentrates on setting up the Octet and Concerto through discussion of the years leading up to their composition. In addition to placing the two works within their context of their position and broader influence upon Stravinsky's surrounding production, it provides a full musical analysis of the Octet, followed by comparative analysis between it and the Concerto. The analysis is predominantly centered around compositional practices and orchestrational techniques.

About Author

Dr. Scott Lubaroff earned his DMA in conducting from Michigan State University, and master's and bachelor's degrees from The University of Iowa. He has had articles accepted for publication in the Journal of Band Research and National Band Association Journal, and his wind transcription of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Eljen a Magyar was also recently released. Dr. Lubaroff is active as a conductor, clinician, and arranger throughout the U.S., and teaches courses in the History of the Wind Band, Conducting, Orchestration, and American Music.

Contents

Preface; Foreword; Introduction: Chamber Winds and the Pre-history of Stravinsky's Octet for Winds and Concerto for Piano and Winds; 1. Igor Stravinsky's Formative Years; 2. Transitional Years: From Le Sacre to the Octet (Orchestrational Choices; Transition of Form and Technique); 3. The Octet for Winds (History, Background and Inspiration; Instrumentation; Form and Analysis); 4. The Concerto for Piano and Winds (From the Octet to the Concerto; Background; Comparative and Descriptive Analysis); Conclusion: The Position of the Octet and Concerto in Modern Day; Wind Performance Programs; Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773464728
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 132
  • ID: 9780773464728
  • ISBN10: 0773464727

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