No. 34 (2023): Contemporary Perspectives on Stravinsky

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With its Main theme, the journal Musicology No. 34 contributes to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s death. The topics cover a wide range of issues relating to all three phases of Stravinsky’s career (the Russian, the Neoclassical and the Serial), including the impact and reception of his work and, more specifically, a contextualisation of Stravinsky’s Russian output with reference to the history of Russian folkloristics; a reframing of his Neoclassicism with reference to his relationship with Jacques Maritain, as well as the role that Pierre Souvtchinsky played in the composition of the Poetics of Music; a reevaluation of expressiveness in the works of the serial period; a discussion of the impact of Stravinsky’s work on French postwar composers; a view on the meaning of corporeality and dance in his output; and a reappraisal of Theodor Adorno’s critique of Stravinsky’s work. The Varia section brings the results of diverse musicological research, starting from the analysis of pieces of a contemporary Serbian composer who treats the voice in non-traditional ways, followed by an article that connects performance studies and the study of music through the analysis of kinesthetic gestures in Beethoven’s piano sonatas, and closing with a text that contributes to the history of Serbian music critique.

Published: 30.06.2023

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