With a work full of astonishing shapes, phrases and rhythms, Balanchine and Stravinsky made America ballet’s new home. Abstract: Igor Stravinsky’s last ballet, Agon () is an enigmatic entanglement of tonal, serial, and twelve-tone compositional procedures in conjunction with. By the time it was finished, some four years later, Agon had turned out unlike anything Kirstein had at one point sent Stravinsky a seventeenth-century dance .
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September Total duration: The composition’s long gestation period covers an interesting juncture in Stravinsky’s composing career, in which he moved from a diatonic musical language to one based on twelve-tone technique ; the music of the ballet thus demonstrates a unique symbiosis of musical idioms.
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Because he interrupted work on Agon — first to compose In Memoriam Dylan Thomas and then the aforementioned Canticum Sacrum — each time etravinsky returned to the ballet, he found he had to rewrite certain parts as a result of the evolution of his style, particularly his increasing attraction to serial techniques.
But musically these pieces view the past at best down a long tunnel of musical history. Igor Stravinsky’s last ballet, Agon is an enigmatic entanglement of tonal, serial, and twelve-tone compositional procedures in conjunction with French court dances, classical ballet, and musical textures reminiscent of Anton Webern.
This was not the first composition in which Stravinsky employed serial techniques, but it was the first in which he used a twelve- tone rowintroduced in the second coda, at bar Picasso, Cubism, and Stravinsky’s Compositional Approach, I draw the parallel between Pablo Picasso’s artistic approach during his Cubist period and Stravinsky’s compositional approach, delineating three common elements between the two artists: Tsravinsky second entails my borrowing of Mikhail Bakhtin’s notion of dialogue as the fundamental element of communication between human beings.
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Canticum Sacrum; Agon; Requiem Canticles. American Stravinsky, The Composer, Vol. Orpheus by Odilon Redon Thus, for example, the opening fanfare evolved over the course of three distinct versions. The first encompasses a more traditional music analytical investigation of the ballet, demonstrating how the various parts work together, creating this cohesive work. Just when Kirstein was bombarding him with ideas that presupposed another classical project, Stravinsky was writing small vocal and instrumental works in a spikier modern style using a limited serial method distantly derived from Schoenberg and Webern.
Each section is scored for a different combination of instruments. The increasingly advanced nature of Stravinsky ‘s music is matched by the plotless scenario he chose for Agon, which features eight female and four male dancers.
In sorting out this puzzle, I have undertaken an interdisciplinary approach, one involving art history, traditional music analytical techniques, and linguistic theory.
With the tenth section, Pas-de-deux, Stravinsky makes overt use of post- Webern serial techniques.
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With the third chapter, I offer two different looks at Agon. When Agon was performed in Italy in Anon.
Agon, ballet for 12 dancers & orchestra
As in Canticum Sacrum, Agon commences in a diatonic and fairly accessible vein, but progresses toward atonality. The Mravinsky Legacy, Vol. By considering musical compositions as medium of communication, I am able to explore Agon as a social act, thus, examining the relationship between Stravinsky, Agon, and other composers’ works and the effect that they had on Stravinsky’s compositional choices. List of ballets by George Balanchine.
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At no point does the entire orchestra play a tutti. Even a cursory comparison with the music of Stravinsky ‘s Russian agoon neo-Classic periods strikingly demonstrates just how far the composer’s musical language had evolved by the time of Agon.
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This article is about Balanchine’s ballet. The first major work in which Stravinsky essayed twelve-tone techniques was a cantata, Canticum Sacrum His fertile mind kept throwing up possible subjects: The idioms survive in dances like the Sarabande-Step, Gaillarde and Bransle, while the Pas de quatre and Pas de deux are, in name at least, echoes of the later classicisms we saw also in Jeu de sttavinsky and Orpheus.
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