Igor Stravinksy - the 1900's

from Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography, pages 115-116:

But, though determined to retain full liberty in composing this work [Stravisnky’s piano sonata], I had, while engaged on it, a strong desire to examine more closely the sonatas of the classical masters in order to trace the direction and development of their thought in the solution of the problems presented by that form. / I therefore replayed, among others, a great many of Beethoven’s sonatas. In our early youth we were surfeited by his works, his famous ‘Wetschmerz’ being forced upon us at the same time, together with his “tragedy” and all the commonplace utterances voiced for …   more >>
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Igor Stravinksy, Igor Stravinsky: An Autobiography (1936), p. 115-116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435608464392 accessed: 8 December, 2022

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

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Beethoven's piano sonatas
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Date/Time the 1900's

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:07:44 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:14:15 +0000