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Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Rebecca Mitchell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book explores how, amid the final tumultuous years of the Russian empire, music was viewed as a powerful force with the ability to overcome the social, political, and ethnic divisions that, it ... More


“The Venerable Firm of Busch & Serkin”

Stephen Lehmann and Marion Faber

in Rudolf Serkin: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130461
eISBN:
9780199849499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130461.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter recounts Rudolf Serkin's life with his friend and musical partner, Adolf Busch. The latter was a gifted German violinist, who, together with his wife Frieda, took the young Serkin under ... More


Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Unwilling Orpheus

Rebecca Mitchell

in Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300208894
eISBN:
9780300216493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208894.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter explores the contradictory impact of musical metaphysics when applied to a composer who eschewed the philosophical interpretations that Nietzsche’s orphans sought to ascribe to his ... More


Pessimism, Ecstasy, and Distant Voices: Listening to Late-Romanticism

Peter Franklin

in Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280397
eISBN:
9780520958036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280397.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Wackenroder's tale “Joseph Berglinger” is used to model the cultural practice of Schumann and his circle, fashioning idealistic notions about Beethoven's Ninth Symphony while scorning bourgeois ... More


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