Igor Stravinksy - between at the end of the 1800's and in the middle of the 1900's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 72-73:

I have always had a horror of listening to music with my eyes shut, with nothing for them to do. The sight of the gestures and movements of the various parts of the body producing the music is fundamentally necessary if it is to be grasped in all its fullness. All music created or composed demands some exteriorization for the perception of the listener. In other words, it must have an intermediary, an executant. That being an essential condition, without which music cannot wholly reach us, why wish to ignore it, or try to do so – why shut the eyes to this fact which is inherent in the very …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 72-73. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434624379052 accessed: 28 November, 2022

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Igor Stravinksy
[…] Composer, Conducting, Musician, Pianist
1882-1971

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Date/Time between at the end of the 1800's and in the middle of the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:46:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:58:23 +0000