By Robert Lewis Marshall

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ISBN-13: 9780691091136

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Stravinsky: Selected Correspondence, 3 vols. ) Page 10 production several years later. The quality of the reproduction is stunning. 36 Startling revelations have been accumulating. 37 This is not farfetched. There are no accounts of pagan sacrifice in standard Russian historical or anthropological literature, and Stravinsky's earlier "Two Melodies of Gorodetsky" (190708), opus 6, were composed to lyrics by this poet. Staviat Iarilu, "They Are Building Iarila," the title of the poem cited by Morton, contains images of pagan ritual, wise elders, and the sacrifice of a virgin maiden.

Page 13 Example 4 motive of the Vivo section in "Spring Rounds" (as shown above in Example 4b), and hence also the motive at nos. 37 and 46 in the "Ritual of Abduction," the latter in turn linking to no. 142 in the Juszkiewicz anthology. " The ''Ritual of Abduction" melody at no. ") The additional sources cited by Taruskin are more tenuous, with their links to the score based on folk-derived prototypes rather than on individual, specific outlines. In fact, Taruskin's thesis is that Stravinsky was at this time alert not only to the authenticity of his folk-song borrowings but to their ethnological character as well; Stravinsky deliberately sought out material that, in seasonal and ceremonial character, seemed appropriate to the implications of the scenario.

43 At first glance, the melody appears wholly unrelated to the material it prefaces on page 8 (the principal section of the "Spring Rounds"), or, indeed, any other material of The Rite. However, the F-C-F-G fragment at m. 4 anticipates the 42Stravinsky and Craft, Memories and Commentaries, p. 98. 43"Russian Folk Melodies in The Rite of Spring," Journal of the American Musicological Society 33, 3 (1980): 51213. Page 13 Example 4 motive of the Vivo section in "Spring Rounds" (as shown above in Example 4b), and hence also the motive at nos.

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