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Contemporary Rites – Xenia Pestova and Pascal Meyer

By , 19/07/2009
Is ballet music programme music when performed without the ballet? If it is, then is it "about" the dance action onstage, or is it, instead, more "about" the story and images that inspired the ballet's  scenario in the first place? If so, then Stravinsky (famous for the dictum that music expresses only itself) may, paradoxically, have written one of the greatest tone poems of the twentieth century. These were some... read more

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