|类型/形式：||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|提及的人：||Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov; Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov|
|描述：||vi, 355 pages : music, portraits ; 22 cm|
|内容：||The essence of Russian music --
Glinka and his achievement --
The folk-song element --
The stone guest --
Tolstoy and Mussorgsky --
Borodin as a symphonist --
Prince Igor --
Rimsky-Korsakov's first opera --
Rimsky-Korsakov's Gogol operas --
Snegurochka = Snow maiden --
The tsar's bride --
The golden cockerel --
Balakirev, a flawed genius --
Although this is a book of separate essays, it is, I hope, given a certain unity by the fact that each chapter deals with some product or aspect of the "classical" period of Russian music: the music of Glinka and, more particularly, that written in the half-century following his death. I have almost ignored Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky, preferring to concentrate on the less discussed members of the "mighty handful," above all on Rimsky-Korsakov who has hitherto been unaccountably neglected by non-Russian critics. But in these studies of some of Korsakov's operas I have concerned myself only with certain aspects of them -- perhaps too exclusively -- in the attempt to investigate the working of the composer's musical mind. - Preface.
- Music -- Russia -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
- Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, -- 1844-1908. -- Operas.
- Opera -- Russia -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
- Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, -- 1844-1908.
- Musique -- Russie -- Histoire et critique.
- Opéra -- Russie.
- Operas (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)