Stravinsky, Adorno, and the Art of Displacement

van den Toorn, Pieter C.
September 2004
Musical Quarterly;Fall2004, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p468
Academic Journal
The article examines Theodor W. Adorno's criticism of the music of composer Igor Stravinsky. Most of Stravinsky's music are defined in terms of displacement of accents and shifts in the metrical alignment of repeated motives, themes and chords. Adorno points that the repetition in Stravinsky's music was relentless and literal. Adorno criticizes the concentration of accents and time relationship in Stravinsky's music.


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