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Taruskin, Richard

Overview
Works: 248 works in 736 publications in 5 languages and 15,527 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Conductor, Performer, Writer of accompanying material, Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: ML160, 780.9
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Most widely held works about Richard Taruskin
 
Most widely held works by Richard Taruskin
The Oxford history of Western music by Richard Taruskin( Book )

50 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,606 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
Music in the Western World : a history in documents by Piero Weiss( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: Here is a rich selection of source readings that are not only important historical documents, but also fascinating eyewitness accounts of musicians and music-making from ancient Greece to the present day. More than 200 letters, notes, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, manifestos, works of criticism and theory, and a wealth of first-hand descriptions bring alive every musical period-and nearly every major theme, topic, controversy, and development in music history. Assuming no formal music background. Music in the Western World feature: More than 200 selections, many in fresh translations by the editors, ranging in length from a paragraph to several pages; Writings by composers, critics, philosophers, poets, religious leaders, historians, theorists, performers, and others-many in their first modern translation; Illustrations chosen to demonstrate the close links between the visual arts and the music of the period; Chronological organization designed for easy use and maximum flexibility; Witty, detailed headnotes that set each and every selection in its historical context. From the emergence of polyphony to the "death" of tonality-from composers' impassioned artistic statements to their revealing (and often delightfully malicious) letters-from the court music of Renaissance Ferrara to the heady cosmopolitanism of "Les Six"-from Boethius to Babbitt-performance to politics-Music in the Western World is an essential guide to understanding the full scope of music history
Stravinsky and the Russian traditions : a biography of the works through Mavra by Richard Taruskin( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with Taruskin's characteristic mixture of in-depth research and stylistic verve, this book will be mandatory reading for all those seriously interested in the life and work of Stravinsky
Defining Russia musically : historical and hermeneutical essays by Richard Taruskin( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 811 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
Text and act : essays on music and performance by Richard Taruskin( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 802 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
Musorgsky : eight essays and an epilogue by Richard Taruskin( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 761 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
On Russian music by Richard Taruskin( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 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
Opera and drama in Russia as preached and practiced in the 1860s by Richard Taruskin( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The danger of music and other anti-utopian essays by Richard Taruskin( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 450 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
Music in the late twentieth century by Richard Taruskin( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the traditions of western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, this book illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age
Johannes Ockeghem, prince of music by Johannes Ockeghem( Recording )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in the nineteenth century by Richard Taruskin( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the traditions of western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, this book illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age
Music in the early twentieth century by Richard Taruskin( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the traditions of western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, this book illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age
Music in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by Richard Taruskin( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the traditions of western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, this book illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age
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 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the traditions of western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, this book illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age
Collected works by Antoine Busnois( )

7 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secular commedia : comic mimesis in late eighteenth-century music by Wye Jamison Allanbrook( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wye Jamison Allanbrook's The Secular Commedia is a stimulating and original rethinking of the music of the late eighteenth century. Hearing the symphonies and concertos of Haydn and Mozart with an ear tuned to operatic style, as their earliest listeners did, Allanbrook shows that this familiar music is built on a set of mimetic associations drawn from conventional modes of depicting character and emotion in opera buffa. Allanbrook mines a rich trove of writings by eighteenth-century philosophers and music theorists to show that vocal music was considered aesthetically superior to instru
Freedom from violence and lies : essays on Russian poetry and music by Simon Karlinsky( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pushkin and romanticism -- Modernism, its past, its legacy -- Poetry abroad -- On Chaikovsky -- On Stravinsky -- On Shostakovich -- Song and dance
 
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The Oxford history of Western music
Alternative Names
Richard Taruskin musicologo statunitense

Taruskin.

Taruskin, Richard F.

Тарускин, Ричард

リチャード・タラスキン

Languages
English (273)

Latin (15)

French (10)

Italian (3)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Music in the Western World : a history in documentsStravinsky and the Russian traditions : a biography of the works through MavraDefining Russia musically : historical and hermeneutical essaysText and act : essays on music and performanceMusorgsky : eight essays and an epilogueOn Russian musicThe danger of music and other anti-utopian essaysMusic in the late twentieth century