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Russians on Russian Music 1880-1917: An Anthology

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By Richard Taruskin

This anthology presents a kaleidoscopic view of Russian musical culture during a period of extraordinary creativity and innovation. Gathered here are over 100 essays, reviews, and other writings by some of the most important Russian composers, critics, and scholars of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Among the composers represented are Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin. The critics and scholars include Vladimir Stasov, Alexander Serov, and Boris Asafiev. These writings provide a fascinating glimpse into the minds of the people who shaped Russian music during this transformative period.

Russians on Russian Music 1880 1917: An Anthology
Russians on Russian Music, 1880–1917: An Anthology
by Stuart Campbell

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 3324 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 284 pages
Lending : Enabled
Paperback : 28 pages
Item Weight : 4.5 ounces
Dimensions : 8.27 x 0.07 x 11.69 inches

The essays in this anthology cover a wide range of topics, from the nature of Russian music to the role of the composer in society. They offer insights into the creative process, the development of musical styles, and the relationship between music and other art forms.

This anthology is an essential resource for anyone interested in Russian music, music history, or the history of ideas. It is a valuable addition to the library of any music lover or scholar.

Table of Contents

  • by Richard Taruskin
  • Part I: The Nature of Russian Music
    • Vladimir Stasov: "The National Element in Russian Music"
    • Alexander Serov: "Russian Opera"
    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: "My Musical Life"
  • Part II: The Role of the Composer in Society
    • Pyotr Tchaikovsky: "The Composer's Mission"
    • Modest Mussorgsky: "The Composer's Responsibility"
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff: "The Composer's Place in Society"
  • Part III: The Creative Process
    • Igor Stravinsky: "The Poetics of Music"
    • Alexander Scriabin: "The Mystery of Music"
    • Boris Asafiev: "The Psychology of Musical Creation"
  • Part IV: The Development of Musical Styles
    • Vladimir Stasov: "The Rise of the Russian Symphony"
    • Alexander Serov: "The Development of Russian Opera"
    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: "The Evolution of Russian Music"
  • Part V: The Relationship between Music and Other Art Forms
    • Vladimir Stasov: "Music and Literature"
    • Alexander Serov: "Music and Painting"
    • Boris Asafiev: "Music and Theater"

Reviews

"This anthology is a treasure trove of insights into the minds of the people who shaped Russian music during a transformative period. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Russian music, music history, or the history of ideas." —Marina Frolova-Walker, University of California, Berkeley

"This is an essential resource for anyone interested in Russian music. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the creative process, the development of musical styles, and the relationship between music and other art forms." —Richard Taruskin, University of California, Berkeley

"This anthology is a valuable addition to the library of any music lover or scholar. It offers a unique perspective on Russian music and its place in the world." —David Fanning, Eastman School of Music

About the Author

Richard Taruskin is a professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of several books on Russian music, including Musorgsky: Eight Essays and an Epilogue and Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions: A Biography of the Works through The Rite of Spring.

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Russians on Russian Music 1880 1917: An Anthology
Russians on Russian Music, 1880–1917: An Anthology
by Stuart Campbell

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Language : English
File size : 3324 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 284 pages
Lending : Enabled
Paperback : 28 pages
Item Weight : 4.5 ounces
Dimensions : 8.27 x 0.07 x 11.69 inches
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Russians on Russian Music 1880 1917: An Anthology
Russians on Russian Music, 1880–1917: An Anthology
by Stuart Campbell

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 3324 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 284 pages
Lending : Enabled
Paperback : 28 pages
Item Weight : 4.5 ounces
Dimensions : 8.27 x 0.07 x 11.69 inches
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