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Stravinsky (Volume 1) By Stephen Walsh

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In addition to being a great composer, Igor Stravinsky was one of the most fascinating personalities of his time.

The first volume of this definitive biography covers Stravinsky's life and work from his birth in 1882 through to 1934, with special focus on his Russian roots and his struggles to make his way in Switzerland and France.

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Stravinsky (Volume 1): A Creative Spring: Russia and France 1882 - 1934 by Stephen Walsh

In addition to being a great composer, Igor Stravinsky was one of the most fascinating personalities of his time. His life spanned an amazing range of events and places - pre-revolutionary Russia, Europe in the years between the wars, and the United States between 1941 and his death in 1971.

Such masterworks as The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring and many others fixed his reputation as a leading composer; his friendships - and often enmities - with most of his great intellectual contemporaries were famous. His personal life, which involved a double life between his official family and his mistress, was seldom placid. Touchy, unpredictable, witty and unfailingly brilliant, he is an ideal subject for a deeply informed and sophisticated biography.

The first volume of this definitive biography covers Stravinsky's life and work from his birth in 1882 through to 1934, with special focus on his Russian roots and his struggles to make his way in Switzerland and France. It draws upon a great deal of new material, including unpublished archival sources, to illuminate the genius of both the music and Stravinsky the man.

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A riveting story... A superb book * Independent *
A grand, vividly written, closely researched and sardonically observed life of the composer... A fine biography * Observer *
Compelling... Stephen Walsh has, to my mind, got closer to the truth about Stravinsky than anyone else * Literary Review *
A meticulously researched and scrupulously detailed biography... Walsh has done a wonderful job... Compelling * Guardian *

About Stephen Walsh


Stephen Walsh is a critic and musicologist who has written extensively on Stravinsky and other aspects of twentieth-century music. He was for some years a music critic with the Observer, and has also reviewed regularly for The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Listener and the Independent. He is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Wales College in Cardiff.

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Stravinsky (Volume 1): A Creative Spring: Russia and France 1882 - 1934 by Stephen Walsh
Stephen Walsh
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Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2002-07-01
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0712667237
9780712667234
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.