Seminar 3

The Rite of Spring and Le Tombeau De Couperin

An examination of  how Stravinsky and Ravel turned their piano works into the orchestral masterpieces we know and love.

Selections from composers: Igor Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring), Maurice Ravel (Le Tombeau de Couperin)

Topics covered: Unusual Instrumentation - Harmonic Innovations- Stravinsky Rhythm - Solo versus Tutti - Use of Contrast - Adding harmonic pads- New Material not Present in the Original Piano Score - What is the Role of the Percussion? - How is the Atmosphere Established?

120 minutes.