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Author Sills, Helen, author.

Title Stravinsky, God, and time / by Helen Sills
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 358 pages) : illustrations
Series Consciousness, literature and the arts : volume 59
Consciousness, literature & the arts ; v.59.
Contents Half Title -- Series Information -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Tables and Illustrations -- Notes on Previously Published Material -- Prologue -- Chapter 1 The Stravinsky Legacy? -- 1 'Time' for a New Legacy? -- Chapter 2 Being and Time: A Nightingale Sings ... -- 1 Stravinsky's Spirituality ... -- 2 ... and Musical Inheritance -- 3 Temporality in Znamenny Chant -- 4 Resonance -- 5 Le Rossignol (1908-14) -- Chapter 3 From Now to Eternity -- 1 Petrushka (1911) -- 2 Zvezdoliki (1911) -- 2.1 Stravinsky and the Old Believers -- 2.2 Time Qualities in Zvezdoliki
Chapter 4 A Russian Spring -- 1 Time as a Mental Construct -- 2 The Rite of Spring -- 3 Time Qualities in The Rite of Spring -- Chapter 5 A Japanese Spring -- Chapter 6 Heaven and Earth -- 1 The 025 Motif and Changing Time Qualities -- Chapter 7 New Patterns for Old -- 1 Cortical Patterning -- 2 Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914) -- 3 Chant Dissident (1919) -- 4 Pulcinella (1919-20) -- 5 Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920) and Cubism -- 6 Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920): Temporal Form -- 7 Time and Form: Jacques Maritain -- Chapter 8 Time for Pushkin -- Chapter 9 The Object Is Time
1 Mental Imaging -- 2 Octet (1923) -- 3 Oedipus Rex (1926) -- 4 Apollo (1928) -- 5 Lourié's Understanding of Stravinsky -- Chapter 10 A Journey to Hyperspace -- 1 1st Movement -- 2 2nd Movement -- 3 3rd Movement -- 4 Music as a Higher Brain Function -- Chapter 11 Faith Matters -- 1 Pater Noster (1926) -- 2 Russian Credo (1932) -- 3 Ave Maria (1934) -- 4 Tests of Faith -- 5 Perséphone (1933) -- 6 Darker Times -- 7 Babel (1944) -- 8 Mass (1944-48) -- 8.1 Kyrie -- 8.2 Gloria -- 8.3 Credo -- 8.4 Sanctus -- 8.5 Agnus Dei -- 9 The Poetics of Stravinsky and Maritain -- Chapter 12 A Matter of Time
Chapter 13 Stravinsky, Schoenberg and God -- 1 Belief in Divine Authority -- 2 Belief in the Hebrew God -- 3 Belief in Biblical Mythology -- 4 Belief in Catholic Culture -- 5 Devotion to The Word -- 6 Synthesis -- Chapter 14 New Wine -- 1 Cantata (1952) -- 2 Stravinsky, Webern and God -- 3 Canticum Sacrum (1955) -- 4 Threni (1958) -- 4.1 De Elegia Prima -- 4.2 De Elegia Tertia -- 4.3 De Elegia Quinta -- Chapter 15 Late Harvest -- 1 A Sermon, A Narrative and A Prayer (1961) -- 1.1 A Sermon -- 1.2 A Narrative -- 1.3 A Prayer -- 2 Two Bible Stories: The Flood (1962) and Abraham and Isaac (1963)
3 The Flood (1962) -- 4 Abraham and Isaac (1962-3) -- 5 Requiem Canticles (1966) -- 5.1 Prelude -- 5.2 Exaudi -- 5.3 Dies Irae -- 5.4 Tuba Mirum -- 5.5 Interlude -- 5.6 Rex Tremendae -- 5.7 Lacrimosa -- 5.8 Libera Me -- 5.9 Postlude -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 Victor Ivanovitch Nesmelov: The Science of Man -- Appendix 2 Gisèle Brelet -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "If, as Robert Craft remarked, 'religious beliefs were at the core of Stravinsky's life and work', why have they not figured more prominently in discussions of his works? Stravinsky's coordination of the listener with time is central to the unity of his compositional style. This ground-breaking study looks at his background in Russian Orthodoxy, at less well-known writings of Arthur Lourié and Pierre Souvtchinsky and at the Catholic philosophy of Jacques Maritain, that shed light on the crucial link between Stravinsky's spirituality and his restoration of time in music. Recent neuroscience research supports Stravinsky's eventual adoption of serialism as the natural and logical outcome of his spiritual and musical quest"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 08, 2022)
Subject Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 -- Criticism and interpretation
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 -- Religion
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Sacred music -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Time in music.
Music
Religion
Sacred music
Time in music
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022022266
ISBN 9004518533
9789004518537