Autobiography by Igor StravinskyAutobiography by Igor Stravinsky

Autobiography

byIgor Stravinsky

Paperback | December 1, 1998

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While many hundred thousands of pages have been written about Stravinsky, in this book -- the composer's first -- we hear from the man himself An Autobiography chronicles the first half-century of Stravinsky's life, all the while offering his opinions and "abhorrences". A Parsifal performance at Bayreuth? "At the end of a quarter of an hour I could bear no more". Nijinsky? "The poor boy knew nothing of music". Spanish folk music? "Endless preliminary chords of guitar playing".
The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, considered to be one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, was born in 1882 near St. Petersburg. Stravinsky began piano lessons at the age of 9. He had little interest in a career in music, however, until 1902, when he was introduced to Rimsky-Korsakov while studying law at the Univer...
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Title:AutobiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.3 × 5.55 × 0.45 inPublished:December 1, 1998Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393318567

ISBN - 13:9780393318562

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While many hundred thousands of pages have been written about Stravinsky, in this book -- the composer's first -- we hear from the man himself An Autobiography chronicles the first half-century of Stravinsky's life, all the while offering his opinions and "abhorrences". A Parsifal performance at Bayreuth? "At the end of a quarter of an hour I could bear no more". Nijinsky? "The poor boy knew nothing of music". Spanish folk music? "Endless preliminary chords of guitar playing".