The Apollonian Clockwork
Louis Andriessen, Elmer Schönberger
On Stravinsky
The Apollonian Clockwork
€ 49,95
ISBN:
9789053568569
Release date:
15-03-2006
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Paperback
Pages:
314
Author:
Louis Andriessen, Elmer Schönberger
Series:
The Apollonian Clockwork
‘I think my music deserves to be considered as a whole’, Igor Stravinsky remarked at the end of a long and restless career, and that is exactly what the authors of The Apollonian Clockwork do. In 1982, convinced that there is no essential difference between ‘early’ and ‘late’ Stravinsky, Louis Andriessen and Elmer Schönberger were the first to write a monograph on the composer which radically breaks with the habit of dividing his works into ‘Russian’, ‘neoclassical’ and ‘serial’. In an essay which continually shifts in its approach, style and perspective, the authors elaborate on their insight that a single, immutable compositional attitude underlies the whole of Stravinsky’s oeuvre. By this token the book not only offers an analysis of the composer’s protean work and artistry but takes example by it as well.