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Stravinsky's Piano Genesis of a Musical Language

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ISBN-10: 0521191785

ISBN-13: 9780521191784

Edition: 2013

Authors: Graham Griffiths

List price: $79.00
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Stravinsky's reinvention in the early 1920s, as both neoclassical composer and concert-pianist, is here placed at the centre of a fundamental reconsideration of his whole output - viewed from the unprecedented perspective of his relationship with the piano. Graham Griffiths assesses Stravinsky's musical upbringing in St Petersburg with emphasis on his education at the hands of two extraordinary teachers whom he later either ignored or denounced: Leokadia Kashperova, for piano and Rimsky-Korsakov, for instrumentation. Their message, Griffiths argues, enabled Stravinsky to formulate from that intensely Russian experience an internationalist brand of neoclassicism founded upon the premises of…    
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Book details

List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 354
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Georgie Adams was born in Tunbridge Wells, and grew up in Kent and Sussex. She was an editor for many years in the UK and Australia, was co-director of a small publishing company in London, before becoming a successful writer of children's books. She has written over 70 books, mostly for young children. Georgie is married to artist and printmaker, Tom Adams, has two daughters and three stepchildren, and lives in a rural part of North Cornwall, overlooking the Kensey Valley. Her website is

Becoming a Russian musician
Becoming a neoclassicist
Stravinsky's piano workshop
Departures and homecomings