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Two Serendipities: Keynoting a Conference, “Music and Power”

Richard Taruskin

in Russian Music at Home and Abroad: New Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520288089
eISBN:
9780520963153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288089.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The relationship between Soviet power and the musical life of the nation is usually viewed in terms of the domination of the latter by their former. This paper considers the other side of the coin: ... More


Stalin Lives On in the Concert Hall, but Why?

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the survival of Stalinist art, the reasons why it did not slip away into oblivion, and the present scenario in which these musical pieces are being scrutinized to “problematize” ... More


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