Stravinsky Seen and Heard
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Stravinsky Seen and Heard

Hans Keller and Milein Cosman

superseded by Stravinsky the Music-Maker

Composer Studies (non-ISSN series)

ISBN: 978-0-907689-01-0 – Hardback

ISBN: 978-0-907689-02-7 – Paperback

Extent: 128 pages

Size: 14.6 x 22.3 cm

Published: 1982

Composition: Demy octavo ~ Illustrated ~ Index

A unique collaboration between Hans Keller and his artist wife Milein Cosman throws light on one of the century's most elusive musical geniuses. In this book Keller analyses not only Stravinsky's conversion to serial technique but also those elements of his creative character, never yet touched upon, which made this dramatic change of mind possible. Keller's discoveries thus complement Milein Cosman's concentrated, extended character study; together, they throw new light on one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century music – who remains a subject of controversy.


quoteThis marvellous book has an absorbing and provocative character. […] Milein Cosman’s drawings of the composer […] leap from the page, full of vibrant life.quote

Robert Matthew-Walker   Music and Musicians


quoteAt last, a book which discusses the fundamental impulses behind the writing of music. […]quote

full review …

Ian Wilson   Amazon Customer Review


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