Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Morton, Lawrence. "Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky: Le Baiser de la Fée." The Musical Quarterly 48 (July 1962): 313-26.

Stravinsky's ballet Le Baiser de la Fée is based upon thematic material borrowed from Tchaikovsky and upon music written in the manner of Tchaikovsky. Fourteen works by Tchaikovsky served as major sources of material while several others were possible sources referred to in passing in the music. The search for sources is often difficult because of the nature of the piece; even Stravinsky cannot always tell what music was by Tchaikovsky and what music was by him but written in the manner of Tchaikovsky. In the end, the ballet is more Stravinsky's than it is Tchaikovsky's.

Works: Stravinsky: Le Baiser de la Fée.

Sources: Tchaikovsky: Berceuse de la tempête, Op. 54, No. 10 (315-16), Soir d'hiver, Op. 54, No. 7 (316-17), Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 2 (317-18), Rêverie du soir, Op. 19, No. 1 (318-19), Le Paysan joue à l'accordéon, Op. 39, No. 12 (319), Au village, Op. 40 (319-20), Natha-Valse, Op. 51, No. 4 (319), Tant triste, tant douce, Op. 6, No. 1 (320), Symphony No. 5 (320-22), Scherzo humoristique, Op. 19, No. 2 (322), Feuillet d'album, Op. 19, No. 3 (322), Sleeping Beauty (323), Serenada, Op. 63, No. 6 (323), Polka peu dansante, Op. 51, No. 2 (323-24), Ah! qui brûla d'amour, Op. 6, No. 6 (324).

Index Classifications: 1900s

Contributed by: David C. Birchler

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