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Plans Gone Awry, 1935–1938

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's relocation to Moscow in the spring of 1936, his reaction to the denunciation of Shostakovich in Pravda; the composition of the ballet Romeo and Juliet and the ... More


Shostakovich's Secret?

Peter Kivy

in Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the logically proper way to see the spate of recent attempts to put narrative interpretations on the works of absolute music, accepted as such in the canon, is to see them as ... More


Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: The Shostakovich–Bogdanov-Berezovsky Correspondence

Liudmila Kovnatskaya

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/9780197266151.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter offers an account of a recently discovered exchange of letters dating from the 1920s between the young Shostakovich and his close friend Valeryan Bogdanov-Berezovsky (1903–1971), who ... More


Russian Music at Home and Abroad: New Essays

Richard Taruskin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520288089
eISBN:
9780520963153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288089.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Some of the perpetual follies of Russian music study-anxiety about Chaikovsky’s sexuality and unwarranted speculation about Stravinsky’s, the continued currency of Shostakovich’s faked memoirs, the ... More


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’s ‘Lenin Project’: The ‘Pre-Twelfth’ Symphony

Olga Digonskaya

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/9780197266151.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Dmitri Shostakovich repeatedly spoke at various points during his life of writing a musical work on the life and legacy of Lenin, it never materialised—leading some commentators to suggest ... More


The Early Film Music of Dmitry Shostakovich

Joan Titus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199315147
eISBN:
9780190456832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315147.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the late 1920s, Dmitry Shostakovich emerged as one of the first Soviet film composers. With his first score for the silent film New Babylon (1928–29) and the many sound scores that followed, he ... More


Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book argues that humanistic, not just technical, meaning is a basic force in music history and an indispensable factor in how, where, and when music is heard. The book draws on a broad range of ... More


On Russian Music

Richard Taruskin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book gathers thirty-six essays on composers ranging from Bortnyansky in the eighteenth century to Tarnopolsky in the twenty-first, as well as all of the famous names in between. Some of these ... More


When Serious Music Mattered

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/9780520249790.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the works and achievement of the music composer Dmitry Shostakovich. The achievement was not his alone, but was the convolute result of the enormous talent that he was dealt, ... More


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