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Remembering Stravinksy's The Rite of Spring

Lecture by Stephen Walsh Cardiff University Music School

Eleanor Davis

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— Stephen Walsh, a leading authority on the life and works of Igor Stravinsky, will present a lecture on The Rite of Spring, on Tuesday October 16, at 5 p.m. in Bard College’s Olin Hall, room 104. The lecture is free and open to the public and no reservation is necessary.

Walsh’s books include Stravinsky: A Creative Spring; Stravinsky: The Second Exile; The Music of Stravinsky; Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex; The Lieder of Schumann; and Bartók Chamber Music. Igor Stravinksy will be the subject of the 24th Bard Music Festival, August 9–11 and 16–18, 2013.

For more information contact Christopher Gibbs at 845-758-7108, or e-mail

Stephen Walsh has worked as a music journalist in London, writing for The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Financial Times, then from 1966 as deputy music critic of The Observer. He has broadcast regularly on musical topics for the BBC; a major feature of BBC Radio 3 programming in 1995 was his six two-hour broadcasts “Conversations with Craft,” in which he talked to Stravinsky's close associate, Robert Craft. Stephen Walsh joined Cardiff University as a Senior Lecturer in Music in 1976, and now holds a personal chair in the School. He still contributes music criticism to The Independent and has since published a series of books and long papers on Bartok, Stravinsky, Kurtág and Panufnik, among others. The first volume of his major biography of Stravinsky - Stravinsky: A Creative Spring - won the Royal Philharmonic Society Prize for the best music book published in the UK in the year 2000. Volume Two - Stravinsky: The Second Exile - was published in 2006.


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