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Such Freedom, If Only Musical : Unofficial Soviet Music During the Thaw

Author: Peter J Schmelz; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following Stalin's death in 1953, students at Soviet conservatories were able to use various channels to acquire and hear music that had previously been forbidden. This book traces the changing compositional styles and politically charged reception of the music.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Schmelz; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780195341935 0195341937 9780199711949 0199711941 1281975583 9781281975584 9780199866854 0199866856
OCLC Number: 430984933
Description: 1 online resource (408 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The dam bursts : the first and second conservatories --
Andrey Volkonsky and the beginnings of unofficial music --
From young to unofficial : Denisov's Sun of the Incas --
Unofficial venues, performers, and audiences --
From abstraction to mimesis, from control to freedom : Pärt, Schnittke, Silvestrov, and Gubaidulina --
Denisov's Laments, Volkonsky's Rejoinder --
Conclusion : the farewell symphony --
Epilogue : reflections on memory and nostalgia.
Responsibility: by Peter J Schmelz.

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Following Stalin's death in 1953, students at Soviet conservatories were able to use various channels to acquire and hear music that had previously been forbidden. This book traces the changing compositional styles and politically charged reception of the music.

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Beautifully produced, engagingly and lucidly written, and argued with confidence and sensitivity. * Phillip Ross Bullock, Wadham College, Oxford *

 
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