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Author Taruskin, Richard.
Title On Russian music / Richard Taruskin.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.

Author Taruskin, Richard.
Series Ahmanson Foundation humanities endowment fund imprint
Ahmanson Foundation humanities endowment fund imprint.
Subject Musical criticism.
Music -- Russia -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (407 pages) : music
Note "An Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanities."
Contents Some thoughts on the history and historiography of Russian music -- For Ukraine, he's a native son, regardless -- "Classicism" a la russe -- A wonderful beginning -- Dargomizhsky and his Stone guest -- Pathetic symphonist : Chaikovsky, Russia, sexuality and the study of music -- Chaikovsky and the literary folk : a study in misplaced derision -- The great symbolist opera -- Chaikovsky as symphonist -- Russian originals, de- and re-edited -- A new, new Boris? -- Christian themes in Russian opera : a millennial essay -- The case for Rimsky-Korsakov -- Kitezh : religious art of an atheist -- Sex and race, Russian style -- Yevreyi and Zhidy : a memoir, a survey, and a plea -- The antiliterary man : Diaghilev and music -- From fairy tale to opera in four moves -- To cross that sacred edge : notes on a fiery angel -- Prokofieff's return -- Tone, style, and form in Prokofieff's Soviet operas -- Great artists serving Stalin like a dog -- Stalin lives on in the concert hall, but why? -- The last symphony? -- For Russian music mavens, a fabled beast is bagged -- Restoring comrade Roslavets -- When serious music mattered -- Casting a great composer as a fictional hero -- Shostakovich's Bach : a pill to purge Stalinism -- Five operas and a symphony -- Hearing cycles -- Of mice and Mendelssohn -- Current chronicle : Molchanov's The dawns are quiet here -- The rising Soviet mists yield up another voice -- Where is Russia's new music? Iowa, that's where -- North (Europe) by northwest (America).
Summary Includes six essays on composers ranging from Bortnyansky in the eighteenth century to Tarnopolsky in the twenty-first, as well as the famous names in between.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780520942806 (electronic bk.)
0520942809 (electronic bk.)
9780520249790 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520249798 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 536166440
Additional Format Print version: 9780520249790



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