Stravinsky's Topology is an innovative explanation of the music of the great composer Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Specifically, this book examines Stravinsky's implementation of certain twelve-tone row forms for particular formal events and to enhance the poetry in his later works with poetic texts. This book, reprinted from a doctoral dissertation, presents a new analytical method called Object-Oriented analysis to study Stravinsky's smaller works Epitaphium, Anthem, Elegy for J. F. K., Fanfare for a New Theater, and The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. The remainder of this book is devoted to a detailed examination of Stravinsky's expanded Object-Oriented compositional technique in The Flood and in his largest late work, Threni. This investigation concludes with remarks about how a conductor can apply Object-Oriented analysis in performance. 216 pages.
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Table of Contents
Elegy for J F K 1964
The Owl and the PussyCat 196566
De elegia tertia
De elegia quinta
APPENDIX A Supplemental Matrices and Objects
acrostic addition Alto analysis Anthem Bass Bb C# Bb Eb beginning beginning and ending C# Bb C# Eb canon Canticum sacrum cello chapter chorus composed compositional conductor contains created depict Domine Double Canon Eb C# Eb F Eb F# elegia tertia Elegy for J. F. K. ending Epitaphium example F Eb F F# F# F F# G Fanfare final Flood followed formal foundational rows four G Bb G F# George Perle Graphical Representation hexachords important includes interval Inversion last notes letter lists Lord Matrix Measures Memoriam movement pitches play Poetic Text presentation Prime form Prime row Pussy-Cat Querimonia relationships Retrograde Retrograde Inversion rotation Rows Employed Schoenberg Second Object share shows sings soloist soprano statement Stravinsky Stravinsky employs Stravinsky’s twelve-tone structure sung TABLE teaching tenor Third Object thou Threni De elegia twelve-tone technique violin vocal voices