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Thread #107784   Message #2237858
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
16-Jan-08 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: Composers 'stealing' folk themes
Subject: RE: Composers 'stealing' folk themes
Got it! And it was so OB-vious! (Given that the discussion was about Stravinsky's "theft" of the Cossack folk theme.) Just a little Google-work, which I should have done before starting this thread.

A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
Igor Stravinsky

Now, the second question: Can anyone tie down the Stravinsky piece in which that theme appears? Not Pulcinella, I'm sure. I think not Rite of Spring. Not L'Histoire du Soldat.   I know it's on an old vinyl 33 record in our family library, which I can't play at this time. But which one?


Dave Oesterreich