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Defining Russia musically : historical and hermeneutical essays

Author: Richard Taruskin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2000. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  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: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1997
Description: xxxii, 561 pages : illustrations, 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 millennial essay; [ch.] 13. Stravinsky and the subhuman; [ch.] 14. Shostakovitch and the inhuman.
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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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