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Faculty Fall 2017: Maureen Carr

After Apollo: Stravinsky’s Path Through the Models of Bach (1929–1965)

Professor of Music

After Apollo: Stravinsky’s Path Through the Models of Bach (1929–1965)

The goal of my semester-long residency at the Humanities Institute is to complete the writing of my monograph After Apollo: Stravinsky’s Path Through the Models of Bach (1929–1965), under contract with Oxford University Press. The composer Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) was born in Russia and lived in Switzerland (1914–20), France (1920–38), and the USA (1939–71). He was the author of 121 musical compositions, including twenty-one dramatic works from 1910–63, thirty-four orchestral works from 1907–66, twenty-three solo works from 1902–66, twenty-six chamber/instrumental works from 1914–64, and seventeen piano works from 1898–1945. In addition, Stravinsky created piano reductions of his own works and arrangements of compositions by Bach, Tchaikovsky, and others. This monograph involves a study of Stravinsky’s compositional process based on his musical sketches and the cultural context surrounding each included work.