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Stravinski et ses interprètes. 90 ans d'enregistrements du Sacre du printemps

Abstract : A work originally composed for ballet, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring paradoxically owes its reputation to its concert performances and the plethora of discographic versions. As David Zinman says, The Rite is "a kind of visiting card" with which "conductors can demonstrate their personal artistic attitudes." As a result, The Rite is one of the composer's most recorded works, with over 180 recordings of the orchestral version. Stravinsky considered his own recordings to establish an authoritative performance model. CBS even used this as a selling point by putting the slogan "Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky" on the covers of his records. However, his interpretations do not always respect the musical text, so their value as a reference has been the subject of much debate among performers, critics and musicologists. This book aims to provide a new perspective on the genesis, reception and history of the performance of The Rite of Spring. More broadly, it examines Stravinsky's conception of musical performance and recording, and recounts the composer's relationship with some of his privileged performers.
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Contributor : Philippe Lalitte Connect in order to contact the contributor
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Philippe Lalitte. Stravinski et ses interprètes. 90 ans d'enregistrements du Sacre du printemps. Editions Universitaires de Dijon, 2022, 978-2-36441-422-8. ⟨hal-03727165⟩



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