Stravinsky in the Americas : Transatlantic Tours and Domestic Excursions from Wartime Los Angeles (1925-1945), Hardback Book

Stravinsky in the Americas : Transatlantic Tours and Domestic Excursions from Wartime Los Angeles (1925-1945) Hardback

Part of the California Studies in 20th-Century Music series

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Stravinsky in the Americas explores the "pre-Craft" period of Igor Stravinsky's life, from when he first landed on American shores in 1925 to the end of World War II in 1945.

Through a rich archival trove of ephemera, correspondence, photographs, and other documents, eminent musicologist H.

Colin Slim examines the twenty-year period that began with Stravinsky as a radical European art-music composer and ended with him as a popular figure in American culture.

This collection traces Stravinsky's rise to fame-catapulted in large part by his collaborations with Hollywood and Disney and marked by his extra-marital affairs, his grappling with feelings of anti-Semitism, and his encounters with contemporary musicians as the music industry was emerging and taking shape in midcentury America.

Slim's lively narrative records the composer's larger-than-life persona through a close look at his transatlantic tours and domestic excursions, where Stravinsky's personal and professional life collided in often-dramatic ways.

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