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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


Not Modern and Loving It

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/9780520288089.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Sergey Rachmaninoff’s resistance to modernist styles and trends has told heavily on his status as a historical figure. Various attempts at reassessing his position in the historical narrative are ... More


Written for Elephants: Notes on Rach 3

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/9780520288089.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto is contextualized within the virtuoso repertory and within its composer’s output. The legend of its opening theme’s derivation from an Orthodox chant is debunked.


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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