Words about Music
- Stravinsky: Selected Correspondence, Vol. I edited by Robert Craft
Faber, 471 pp, £25.00, September 1982, ISBN 0 571 11724 4
- Igor Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress by Paul Griffiths, Igor Stravinsky, Robert Craft and Gabriel Josipovici
Cambridge, 109 pp, £9.95, September 1982, ISBN 0 521 23746 7
My fairly extensive – and, analytically, intensive – writings about Stravinsky confine themselves to his music and the psychology of his creativity – to the products and the nature of his towering genius. About the human being I have never yet written a word: the greater the genius the less there is of a causal connection or correlation between his life and his art – whence Beethoven came to be the communicator of profound, unmixed joy:
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