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Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Marina Frolova-Walker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book takes a new look at musical life in Iosif Stalin's Soviet Union. It focuses on the musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded annually to artists whose work was thought to ... More


Shostakovich as a Committee Member

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on Dmitry Shostakovich's behaviour as a member of the Stalin Prize Committee (KSP). Shostakovich started attending meetings of the Music Section in March 1947. When the plenary ... More


How It All Worked

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explains how the awarding system for the Stalin Prize worked. It first provides a background on how the Stalin Prize was born, comparing it to the defunct Lenin Prize. It then discusses ... More


Prokofiev: The Unlikely Champion

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on the Stalin Prize history of Sergei Prokofiev, who won six times between 1943 and 1951. More specifically, it examines the convoluted and even paradoxical nature of Prokofiev's ... More


Introduction

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book examines musical life in the Soviet Union under Iosif Stalin by focusing on musicians and composers who were recipients of the Stalin Prize. It discusses various aspects of Soviet music ... More


The First Year

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on the first year of the Stalin Prize, using Dmitry Shostakovich's Piano Quintet to acquaint readers with some of the twists and turns of the process. One of the first to take an ... More


Shostakovich: Hits and Misses

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the Stalin Prize history of Dmitry Shostakovich, who won in 1950 and 1952. It begins with an analysis of the debate in the Stalin Prize Committee over Shostakovich's Eighth ... More


High and Low

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines various musical genres that lie outside highbrow art music within the context of the Stalin Prize. Socialist Realism was often envisioned as a way for higher and lower varieties ... More


1948 and Khrennikov’s Rule

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0011
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter describes the new environment in which the Stalin Prize Committee (KSP) worked from the beginning of 1948 onwards, with particular emphasis on Tikhon Khrennikov's influence as head of ... More


The Stalin Prize Without Stalin

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0012
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how the Stalin Prize Committee (KSP) fared after the death of Iosif Stalin in 1953. With the passing of Stalin, the government gave no clear instructions on how the KSP should ... More


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