Distinguished Professor of Music Maureen Carr discusses research on Stravinsky

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2013, the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture produced a series of video interviews with its Distinguished and Evan Pugh Professors. The second in the series is Maureen Carr, Distinguished Professor of Music and internationally known scholar of the music of Igor Stravinsky.

Carr teaches undergraduate and graduate music theory. She has studied Stravinsky's manuscripts and other documents extensively at the Stravinsky Archive of the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland, as well as at archives in Paris and London. She received a Citation of Special Merit for "Stravinsky’s 'Pulcinella'" from the Society for Music Theory (SMT) in October 2011. This publication award recognizes Carr as editor of and contributor to "Stravinsky’s 'Pulcinella': A Facsimile of the Sources and Sketches" (A-R Editions, 2010).

Interview with Maureen Carr, Distinguished Professor of Music 

In addition to the musical sources and sketches for Stravinsky’s "Pulcinella," she has authored several books, including "Multiple Masks: Stravinsky’s Neoclassicism in His Dramatic Works in Greek Studies" (University of Nebraska Press, 2002) and a facsimile edition of the musical sketches for Stravinsky’s "Histoire du Soldat" (2005, with commentary and invited essays). She is currently under contract with Oxford University Press for a book to be titled "After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism from 1914 to 1925." She is also co-author and contributor with Tamara Levitz (UCLA) to "Stravinsky and His World," to be published by Princeton University Press.


Igor Stravinsky Credit: U.S. Library of CongressAll Rights Reserved.

Last Updated July 29, 2017