The Rite of spring at 100

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Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press,, United States, p.xxv, 520 pages : (2017)

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20th century, Ballets, History and criticism.


"Audiovisual materials are available for this volume. In the enhanced ebook, these materials are embedded and can be viewed or listened to by clicking the play button."Includes bibliographical references and index.Introductory essay : Stravinsky's Russia and the politics of cultural ferment / Donald J. Raleigh -- A century of Rites : the making of an avant-garde tradition / Lynn Garafola -- The rite of spring as a dance : recent re-visions / Stephanie Jordan -- Re-sourcing Nijinsky : The rite of spring and Yvonne Rainer's RoS Indexical / Gabriele Brandstetter -- Death by dancing in Nijinsky's Rite / Millicent Hodson -- Le sacre du printemps : a ballet for Paris / Annegret Fauser -- Styling Le sacre : The rite's role in French fashion / Mary E. Davis -- The rite of spring, national narratives, and estrangement / Brigid Cohen -- Formalizing a "purely acoustic" musical objectivity : another look at a 1915 interview with Stravinsky / William Robin -- Racism at The rite / Tamar Levitz -- Commentary and observations on Le sacre in Russia : an overview / Kevin Bartig -- Stravinsky, Roerich, and Old Slavic rituals in The rite of spring / Tatiana Baranova Monighetti -- Orchestral sketches of Le sacre du printemps in the National Library of Russia / Natalia Braginskaya -- Yuri Nikolaevich Kholopov : his analytical comments of The rite of spring / Grigory Lyzhov -- Leonard Bernstein's 1959 triumph in the Soviet Union / Olga Manulkina -- The rite of spring in Russia / Svetlana Savenko -- "I penetrated the mystery of the spring lapidary rhythms" : Baroque topoi in The rite of spring / Elena Vereshchagina -- "The great sacrifice" : contextualizing the dream / Tatiana Vereshchagina -- An interview with composer Vladimir Tarnopolski / edited and with an introductory note by Christy Keele and John Reef -- The physicality of The rite : remarks on the forces of meter and their disruption / Pieter C. van den Toorn -- How not to hear Le sacre du printemps? Schoenberg's theories, Leibowitz's recording / Severine Neff -- Rethinking blocks and superimposition : form in the "ritual of the two rival tribes" / Gretchen Horlacher -- Stravinsky at the crossroads after The rite : "Jeu de rossignol mâecanique" (Performance of the mechanical nightingale) (1 August 1913) / Maureen Carr -- Dissonant bells : The rite's "sacrificial dance" 1913/2013 / Marianne Kielian-Gilbert -- Revisiting The rite in Stravinsky's later serial music / Lynne Rogers -- Dionysos Monometrikos / Stephen Walsh -- Plenary essay : resisting the rite / Richard Taruskin.When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered during the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, its avant-garde music and jarring choreography scandalized audiences. Today it is considered one of the most influential musical works of the twentieth century. In this volume, the ballet finally receives the full critical attention it deserves, as distinguished music and dance scholars discuss the meaning of the work and its far-reaching influence on world music, performance, and culture. Esasys explore four key facets of the ballet: its choreography and movement; the cultural and historical contexs of its performance and reception in France; its structure and use of innovative rhythmic and tonal features; and the reception of the work in Russian music history and theory. -- from dust jacket.