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
1st Object ALEPH Anthem Bass Bb C# Bb Eb Bb F# Bb G Boosey & Hawkes C# Bb C# Eb C# G Canticum sacrum chorus clarinets Claudio Spies conductor Eb C# Eb Eb Eb F Eb F# elegia tertia Elegy for J. F. K. employs rows ending pitches Epitaphium F Bb F C# F E F# F# Bb F# E F F# Eb F# F Eb F# G Fanfare Flood formal foundational rows G Bb G C# G Eb G F# Graphical Representation hexachords I-0 form last notes last pitches Matrix int musical-poetical Object-Oriented analysis P-ll pitch classes Poetic Text Prime form Prime row Pussy-Cat Querimonia Raoul Dufy Representation of Rows Requiem Canticles RES(H Retrograde Inversion row succession rows beginning Schoenberg Second Object Sensus spei soprano Stravinsky employs Stravinsky’s row Stravinsky’s twelve-tone T. S. Eliot tenor TETH Third Object Threni De elegia TSADE twelve-tone music violin vocal voices