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Taruskin, Richard

Overview
Works: 192 works in 598 publications in 4 languages and 12,812 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Music 
Roles: Performer, Conductor, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: ML160, 780.9
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Most widely held works by Richard Taruskin
Stravinsky and the Russian traditions a biography of the works through Mavra by Richard Taruskin ( )
30 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford history of Western music by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
39 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intends to illuminate, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age. Taking a critical perspective that challenges the wisdom of the field, the author sets the details of music--the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas-- within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history
Text and act : essays on music and performance by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the last dozen years, the writings of Richard Taruskin have transformed the debate about "early music" and "authenticity." Text and Act collects for the first time the most important of Taruskin's essays and reviews from this period, many of which are now classics in the field. Taking a wide-ranging cultural view of the early music phenomenon, he shows that the movement, far from reviving ancient traditions, in fact represents the only truly modern style of performance being offered today. He goes on to contend that the movement is therefore far more valuable - and even authentic - than simple historical verisimilitude could ever be. These essays cast fresh light on many aspects of contemporary music-making and music-thinking, mixing lighthearted debunking with impassioned argumentation. Taruskin moves fluently from theoretical speculation to practical criticism, and covers a repertory ranging from Josquin des Prez to Stravinsky
Music in the Western World : a history in documents by Piero Weiss ( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
On Russian music by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume gathers 36 essays by one of the leading scholars in the study of Russian music. An extensive introduction lays out the main issues and a justification of Taruskin's approach, seen both in the light of his intellectual development and in that of the changing intellectual environment
Defining Russia musically : historical and hermeneutical essays by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world-renowned musicologist Richard Taruskin has devoted much of his career to helping listeners appreciate Russian and Soviet music in new and sometimes controversial ways. Defining Russia Musically represents one of his landmark achievements: here Taruskin uses music, together with history and politics, to illustrate the many ways in which Russian national identity has been constructed, both from within Russia and from the Western perspective. He contends that it is through music that the powerful myth of Russia's "national character" can best be understood. Russian art music, like Russia itself, Taruskin writes, has "always [been] tinged or tainted ... with an air of alterity--sensed, exploited, bemoaned, reveled in, traded on, and defended against both from within and from without." The author's goal is to explore this assumption of otherness in an all-encompassing work that re-creates the cultural contexts of the folksong anthologies of the 1700s, the operas, symphonies, and ballets of the 1800s, the modernist masterpieces of the 1900s, and the hugely fraught but ambiguous products of the Soviet period. Taruskin begins by showing how enlightened aristocrats, reactionary romantics, and the theorists and victims of totalitarianism have variously fashioned their vision of Russian society in musical terms. He then examines how Russia as a whole shaped its identity in contrast to an "East" during the age of its imperialist expansion, and in contrast to two different musical "Wests," Germany and Italy, during the formative years of its national consciousness. The final section, expanded from a series of Christian Gauss seminars presented at Princeton in 1993, focuses on four individual composers, each characterized both as a self-consciously Russian creator and as a European, and each placed in perspective within a revealing hermeneutic scheme. In the culminating chapters--Chaikovsky and the Human, Scriabin and the Superhuman, Stravinsky and the Subhuman, and Shostakovich and the Inhuman--Taruskin offers especially thought-provoking insights, for example, on Chaikovsky's status as the "last great eighteenth-century composer" and on Stravinsky's espousal of formalism as a reactionary, literally counterrevolutionary move
Musorgsky : eight essays and an epilogue by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incorporating both new and now-classic essays, this book sets the vocal works of Modest Musorgsky in a fully detailed cultural, political, and historical context. From this perspective Richard Taruskin revises fundamentally the composer's historical and artistic image, in particular debunking the century-old dogmas of Vladimir Stasov, Musorgsky's first biographer. Here the author offers a complete explanation of the revision of the opera Boris Godunov, compares it to contemporaneous operas by Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, advances a revisionary characterization of Khovanshchina as an aristocratic tragedy informed by a pessimistic view of history, discusses Musorgsky's use of folklore, and, focusing on Sorochintsi Fair, brings to a climax his refutation of Musorgsky as a protorevolutionary populist. The epilogue is a survey of revisionary productions of Musorgsky's works at home during the Gorbachev era.--From publisher's description
The danger of music and other anti-utopian essays by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work gathers two decades of Richard Taruskin's writing on the arts and politics ranging in approach from occasional pieces for major newspapers to full-scale critical essays. It considers contemporary composition and performance, the role of critics and historians in the life of the arts, and much more
Opera and drama in Russia as preached and practiced in the 1860s by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music in the late twentieth century by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Now in paperback, each of the volumes is being sold separate for the first time. Music in the Late Twentieth Century is the final installment of the set
Johannes Ockeghem, prince of music by Johannes Ockeghem ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Music in the nineteenth century by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Now in paperback, each of the volumes is being sold separate for the first time. In Music in the Nineteenth Century, Richard Taruskin offers a panoramic
Music in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Now in paperback, each of the volumes is being sold separate for the first time. Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, the second volume Ri
Music in the early twentieth century by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Now in paperback, each of the volumes is being sold separate for the first time. Music in the Early Twentieth Century, the fourth volume in Richard Taru
Music from the earliest notations to the sixteenth century by Richard Taruskin ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks- the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Now in paperback, each of the volumes is being sold separate for the first time. This first volume in Richard Taruskin's majestic history, Music from t
Collected works by Antoine Busnois ( )
in Latin and English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The motets by Johannes Ockeghem ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Taruskin.
Taruskin, Richard F.
Languages
English (230)
Latin (14)
French (10)
Spanish (1)
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