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Musorgsky : eight essays and an epilogue

Author: Richard Taruskin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mousorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky; Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Taruskin
ISBN: 0691091471 9780691091471 0691016232 9780691016238
OCLC Number: 25674825
Description: xxxiv, 415 p. : music, facsims. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Who speaks for Musorgsky? --
"Little star" : an etude in the folk style --
Handel, Shakespeare, and Musorgsky : the sources and limites of Russian musical realism --
Serov and Musorgsky --
The present in the past : Russian opera and Russian historiography, circa 1870 --
Musorgsky vs. Musorgsky : the versions of Boris Godunov --
Slava! --
The power of the black earth : notes on Khovanschina --
Sorochintsï Fair revisited --
Epilogue : Musorgsky in the age of glasnostʹ.
Responsibility: by Richard Taruskin.
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