Igor Stravinsky

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  • Igor Stravinsky: Metaphorical Chain Of Music

    Have you ever been beaten, bruised, and chained to something in a dark basement? If you answered “yes” to the previous question, then congratulations! If you answered “no”, then you need to get out more. Today, I am here to discuss music for the eighty-three billionth time. So let’s get on with it. Let me introduce our two composers. First, we have Claude Debussy. And next, there is Igor Stravinsky. Now, you might be thinking, “Why did our history lesson start off with a question about chains?” Well, if you have ever seen a chain, then you will know that it is tough and highly durable. Although, it can be broken with enough strength. I am not, however, here to speak about the physical chain; but rather, I am going to focus on the metaphorical chain. What does a metaphorical chain have to do with music? Everything. A lot of musicians follow a pattern when composing and making music. Music is a great thing, but it tends to repeat itself quite often. That is why musicians need to break off the chain of music and stand out from the crowd, which is just what Debussy and…

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  • Igor Stravinsky Rite Of Spring Analysis

    running through music, or if it is to incite disenfranchised youth to join in mosh pits from guitar solos. Cultivated music is world renowned and respected by older generations because it was taught in formal capacities. Vernacular music is also world renowned and respected on every level of the totem pole because it is not so formal in nature and you can come as you are and take what you want from it. I think that musical performances all have theatrics of some sort placed into each show. For…

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  • An Analysis Of Howard Gardner's Creating Minds

    artwork, and the people in his life suffered all the more for it. Fame often has depreciating effects on the people it takes hold of, holding true for not only Picasso, but for Igor Stravinsky as well. Stravinsky, a famous Russian composer, traded his relationships with his children and wives for “a connection to the wider world” (Gardner 209). Joseph Schneider of the University of Minnesota writes that this fame, for both creators, lies in the times in which these creators lived, remarking…

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  • Comparison Of Rite Of Spring And Appalachian Spring

    Comparison Between The Rite of Spring and Appalachian Spring The Rite of Spring (1913), composed by Igor Stravinsky, and Appalachian Spring (1944), by Aaron Copland, are ballets that center around folk culture. The Rite of Spring suggests a story of human sacrifice and has an overall a harsh and almost disturbing mood. Appalachian Spring tells the story of a new couple celebrating their new house and is lively and happy. The two ballets stem from a common base of folk culture, yet the mood of…

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  • Coco Chanel's Fashion Design

    I. Introduction: "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happing" (Coco Chanel). When I think who is a magnificent creator in the world. I think of someone who stands up for what his or her believing it. Someone who reflects her or his dream to her or his society. Someone who has a unique echo until today. Someone who has significant changing in the world. Someone likes Coco Chanel. Coco…

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  • Pablo Picasso: Linear Drawing Of Igor Stravinsky

    He also drew a series of nudes of a stripper that were never released. I even found out that while one of his lovers fell ill with tuberculosis, he would visit her and take care of her but in-between be sleeping with another mistress. The drawing I’m doing is the linear drawing of Igor Stravinsky. It has nothing to do with his numerous mistresses or anything like that. Actually, not much is documented about this drawing other than the sketch was taken back to Switzerland by Stravinsky and was…

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  • Igor Sikorsky

    was using airplanes for medical evacuation but still the need for a prepared runway would be the limiting factor and soldiers would still need to be transported by ground from their point of injury to the airplane. A man named Igor Sikorsky however was about to introduce something that could overcome the limitations of the airplane. His successful design of the helicopter would draw interest from military leadership and become the spark that would ignite the future explosion of army…

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  • Igor Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring

    My essay today will focus on the history of Igor Stravinsky with my main concept and interest being on his early work “The Rite of Spring”. “The Rite of Spring” was a piece which caused Igor Stravinsky to go down in history as someone who challenged the norms of music and who changed music traditions forever. As you will see further on in my essay Stravinsky's innovative ideas were not initially loved and respected but instead frowned upon and hated. I can personally relate to some concepts…

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  • The Twelve Tone Technique

    The 20th century was a major turning point in the history of classical music. Tonal harmony of the Romance era have been replaced with the dissonant sounding atonality of many composers of the 20th century. The 20th century of classical music was led by Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, and Claude Debussy. These composers have created techniques that were unlike any other in the history of classical music. Arnold Schoenberg is known for a technique called the Twelve Tone Technique. This…

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  • Stravinsky Rite Of Spring Analysis

    Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian neoclassical composer born on June 17th, 1882. He was born near St. Petersburg, Russia. Stravinsky died of congestive heart failure on April 6th, 1971 in New York, New York. He moved many times in his lifetime, but ended up gaining citizenship in the United States. Stravinsky’s musical influence came from how successful his father was with the bass. His household was full of musical and theatrical influences. He took piano lessons and studies music…

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