The “ISMS”. Nationalism. Nationalism incorporated culture into music. Until now, French, German, and Italian music dominated. RUSSIA. THE MIGHTY FIVE Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) Wrote “Scheherazade” and “ Cappriccio Espagnol ” Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
THE MIGHTY FIVE
The Mighty Five EXCLUDED Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) because he was too cosmopolitan.
Impressionism avoids clear lines, is blurred, and subtle.
It is connected to art – impressionistic paintings by Monet, van Gogh, etc.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia
Father was a bass in the St. Petersburg opera, but urged Stravinsky to pursue a more practical career.
Stravinsky studied law, then composition at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Rimsky-Korsakov.
“I Got Rhythm”