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The Soviet Union Invites the Alonsos

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Dance

Only the Academy remained, Fernando choreographed Divagaciones, Alicia and Fernando tour USSR, Fernando teaches with Nureyev in class, sees advantages of Russian bravura in men’s work, detained by ... More


Musical Uproar in Moscow (II)

Laurel E. Fay

in Russian Music since 1917: Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266151
eISBN:
9780191860034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266151.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The core of this chapter is documentation of the proceedings of the Eighth All-Union Congress of Soviet Composers in 1991, drawn from the eyewitness account and tape-recorded transcripts made by the ... More


Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

Janice Ross

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207637
eISBN:
9780300210644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207637.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

Everyone has heard of George Balanchine. Few outside Russia know of Leonid Yakobson, Balanchine's contemporary, who remained in Lenin's Russia and survived censorship during the darkest days of ... More


Britten’s Rhetoric of Resistance: The Works for Rostropovich

Arnold Whittall

in Rethinking Britten

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794805
eISBN:
9780199345243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794805.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the five scores composed (between 1961 and 1971) for the Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich—and the Pushkin songs, The Poet's Echo—as documents suggestively bound by the ... More


in A Major, op. 82

Boris Berman

in Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114904
eISBN:
9780300145007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114904.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on the Sixth Sonata, the first of Prokofiev's three most significant works in this genre. In the West, Sonatas Nos. 6, 7, and 8 are often referred to as the “War Sonatas,” ... More


Debating Song

Nicholas Tochka

in Audible States: Socialist Politics and Popular Music in Albania

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190467814
eISBN:
9780190467845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467814.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

1962 inaugurated a tumultuous period for Tirana. Albania broke diplomatic ties with the Soviet Union and its satellites, resulting in the return of Albanian students from the eastern bloc. Tensions ... More


Music and Politics

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's political interest and awareness as a musician. Shortly after Henry's death, his wife Sidney described his political interest and awareness as “minimal.” She ... More


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