Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) is regarded as the inventor of modern music, his phenomenal achievements being comparable to those of his close friend and contemporary Pablo Picasso. This comprehensive biography traces the influences that informed his style and sets all his major works into context; above all the book concentrates on Stravinsky's creativity, describing how his musical mind worked and relating this to his complex and fascinating personality.
Michael Oliver, who sadly died in 2002, was an acclaimed writer and broadcaster, having compiled numerous programmes for BBC Radio 3 and written regularly for Gramophone and other magazines for over 20 years. He was also the author of Benjamin Britten in the 20th-Century Composers series.
Preface / Chapter 1: Russian Spring 1882-1910 / Chapter 2: A Russian in Paris 1910-14 / Chapter 3: Exile 1914-20 / Chapter 4: A Cosmopolitan in Paris 1920-39 / Chapter 5: A Refugee in Action 1939-51 / Chapter 6: The Second Crisis 1952-7 / Chapter 7: Late Stravinsky 1958-71 / Classified List of Works / Further Reading / Selective Discography / Index
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