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Defining Russia musically : historical and hermeneutical essays

Author: Richard Taruskin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2000.
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Shows how enlightened aristocrats, reactionary romantics, and the theorists and victims of totalitarianism have variously fashioned their vision of Russian society in musical terms. This book focuses  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Taruskin
ISBN: 0691070652 9780691070650 0691011567 9780691011561
OCLC Number: 51313436
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997.
Description: xxxii, 561 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Defining Russia musically (seven mini-essays): [ch.] 1. N. A. Lvov and the folk; [ch.] 2. M.I. Glinka and the state; [ch.] 3. P.I. Chaikovsky and the ghetto; [ch.] 4. Who am I? (and who are you?); [ch.] 5. Safe harbors; [ch.] 6. After everything; [ch.] 7. Objectives --
Part II. Self and other: [ch.] 8. How to acorn the root; [ch.] 9. "Entoiling the falconet"; [ch.] 10. Ital'yanshchina --
Part III. Hermeneutics of Russian music : four cruxes: [ch.] 11. Chaikovsky and the human: a centennial essay; [ch.] 12. Scriabin and the superhuman: a milleniall essay; [ch.] 13. Stravinksy and the subhuman; [ch.] 14. Shostakovitch and the inhuman.
Responsibility: Richard Taruskin.

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