On Stravinsky

Much influenced by Igor Stravinsky, Lothar Klein became an authority on Stravinsky's music. His doctoral thesis “Stravinsky and Twelve Tone Composition” was well received by Stravinsky himself, and the two maintained a correspondence. In appreciation of Lothar's work, Stravinsky sent him a manuscript of his “A Sermon, A Narrative and a Prayer” with the inscription, “To Lothar Klein in exchange for his brilliant analytical essays.” 

View Stravinsky's manuscript for "A Sermon, A Narrative and a Prayer"

In 1965, Lothar organized a Stravinsky Symposium at the University of Texas in Austin, and at Lothar's request, Stravinsky agreed to attend. This event was one of only two such invitations that Stravinsky accepted. David Oppenheim produced a documentary for CBS News on the event.

 

   

Lothar Klein, Kent Kennan, Igor Stravinsky, Vera Stravinsky

 

Clip from CBS News documentary on Stravinsky's Texas Visit    

 


Lothar Klein Articles and Essays about Stravinsky

 

Lothar Klein On Stravinsky, Radio Interview 1981


Essays in Miniature - Stravinsky by Lothar Klein, pt.2 Music Educators Journal Dec/67


Choral Publications, Standards, Suggestions & Stravinsky by Lothar Klein, Music Educators Journal Jan. 1963


Essays in Miniature - Stravinsky by Lothar Klein, pt.1 Music Educators Journal Oct/67


Lothar Klein program notes on Stravinsky, Goethe and Mozart


Stravinsky's Poetics, Dialogue of Music and Life Style by Lothar Klein, Music Educators Journal Sept. 73


Stravinsky's Poetics-Music and Life Style by Lothar Klein (complete essay)



Igor Stravinsky and Twelve Tone Composition - Three Analytical Essays by Lothar Klein