Dr. Scott Lubaroff earned his DMA in conducting from Michigan State University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from The University of Iowa. He has had articles accepted for publication in the Journal of Band Research and National Band Association Journal, and his wind transcription of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Eljen a Magyar was also recently released. Dr. Lubaroff is active as a conductor, clinician, and arranger throughout the U.S., and teaches courses in the History of the Wind Band, Conducting, Orchestration, and American Music.2004 0-7734-6472-7
This study asserts that Stravinsky’s Octour pour instruments a vents (1923) is pivotal within Stravinsky’s progressions in regard to orchestrational practice, instrumental choices, and compositional choices, and presents it as the point in which all of these transitions came together for the first time. After an opening discussion of Stravinsky’s early life and compositional career, it concentrates on setting up the Octet and Concerto through discussion of the years leading up to their composition. In addition to placing the two works within their context of their position and broader influence upon Stravinsky’s surrounding production, it provides a full musical analysis of the Octet, followed by comparative analysis between it and the Concerto. The analysis is predominantly centered around compositional practices and orchestrational techniques.