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Memories and Commentaries

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Compiled and with a new Preface by Robert Craft.

For the first time in one volume — the celebrated Stravinsky and Craft Conversations

Few would dispute that Igor Stravinsky was the greatest composer of the twentieth century. Conductor and writer Robert Craft was his closest colleague and friend, and for over twenty-one years he lived with the Stravinskys in their Hollywoo

Paperback, 183 pages
Published November 20th 1981 by University of California Press (first published 1981)
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Pablo Solán
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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No hubiera leído este libro si no me hubiese llegado a las manos por una confusión tonta en un regalo, principalmente, porque en cuanto a compositores, Stravinsky no era el que más conocía ni el que quisiera conocer mejor, pero un año después de entonces me decidí a empezarlo con la promesa de que si me resultaba obtuso lo abandonaría a la primera ocasión. Lo tenía por una lectura adulta, o incluso destinada a la vejez. Sin embargo, he conocido aquí un entendimiento de la música que desgraciadam ...more
Lo mejor de este libro se encuentra en el relato de los encuentros y amistades de Stravinsky con otros compositores y artistas coetáneos, entre ellos su maestro Rimsky-Korsakov. Los comentarios sobre su propia obra se limita a menudo a lo puramente historiográfico, demasiadas fechas y lugares sobre composición y estrenos, se echa de menos más espacio para el análisis de su propia música y vivencias personales. Las preguntas planteadas por Robert Craft son un mera guía para los temas que desarrol ...more
it's ok... maybe the first book is better... sometimes stravinsky says these sort of petty things about other composers (like Glazunov) or chreographers (like Nijinsky), and on one hand it is amazing to see how these people interacted, and on another hand it is disappointing that his personality was not as transcendent as his music was.
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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meh. Stravinsky's ego doesn't interest me that much. I was hoping for more in depth discussion of his works, or stories about his contemporaries or what Europe and/or the USSR/Russia were like during his lifetime.
Apr 01, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
woah, igor. slow down dude! how many times do you need to revolutionize western music?
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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music.

He was a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian who was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the century. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1946. In addition to the recognition he receive
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