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Interpreting Stravinsky (continued)

Igor Stravinsky, in his polemics, preached "against interpretation." He insisted that his music be performed as written, and as he himself had performed and recorded it. He idealized mechanical instruments. But in 1978 -- seven years after his father's death -- Soulima Stravinsky created an edition of the Stravinsky Piano Sonata (1935) adding pedallings, dynamics, and expression marks. At the recent Stravinsky Project presented by Post-Classical Ensemble and Strathmore, George Vatchnadze took Soulima's edition and ran with it. The result was a … [Read more...]

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