Hieratic Harmonies: An Analysis of Tonal Conflict in Stravinsky's Mass

Annicchiarico, Joseph.

Abstract: Igor Stravinsky's Mass is the penultimate work of his neoclassical phase, written between the years of 1944 and 1948, just before his landmark piece The Rake's Progress. The Mass is a highly "conflicted" work, both culturally and musically. As World War II was racing towards its tumultuous end, Stravinsky—oddly, without commission—decided to write a Mass, which is peculiar for someone wh... read more

Tufts University. Department of Music.
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