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Stravinsky and his sketches : the composing of Agon and other serial works of the 1950s

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This thesis takes as its starting point the unpublished source materials--musical sketches, manuscripts and archival material--that relate to Stravinsky’s stylistic transition in the 1950s, during which serial principles were gradually incorporated into his musical language. Drawn mainly from the Stravinsky Nachlass at the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, and available for research there only since 1986, these previously unexplored sources offer an unusual and flexible approach to Stravinsky...

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DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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