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Humanizing Stravinsky

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  1. Kit Hill says:

    Regarding “…the homeland [Stravinsky] excoriated in his Norton lectures and elsewhere as ‘anarchic’ and inimical to artistic fulfillment,” Robert Craft has written, “Pierre Souvtchinsky was one of Stravinsky’s intimates in Paris from 1924 to 1939 and, being familiar with the musical scene in the U.S.S.R., ghosted Stravinsky’s 1939 lecture on Russian music in Poétique musicale.” (Stravinsky, Discoveries and Memories, 280-1). Not to say your characterization is inaccurate, but I have to wonder whether particular colorful words are actually Stravinsky’s…

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