REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT
Stravinsky's serial technique can be sampled at its ripest in his last major work, the Requiem Canticles of 1966. (Only one composition would follow in 1967, a cute but inconsequential setting for voice and piano of Edward Lear's children's poem, “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat.”) This fifteen-minute setting—for contralto and bass soloists, small chorus, and small orchestra—of several short selections from the text of the Mass of the Dead, was completed when the composer himself was eighty-four years old and infirm, and expected that it would be his final work.
- Citation (MLA):
- Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 3 The Apex." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 24 May. 2013. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-003005.xml>.
- Citation (APA):
- Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 3 The Apex. In Oxford University Press, Music in the Late Twentieth Century. New York, USA. Retrieved 24 May. 2013, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-003005.xml
- Citation (Chicago):
- Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 3 The Apex." In Music in the Late Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 24 May. 2013, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-003005.xml