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Music of Disruption: Collage and Fragmentation as an Expression of Trauma in Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses history, memory, suffering, and truth as themes that circulated in 1970s USSR. The concern for truth in conjunction with the related concepts of realism and authenticity become ... More


From Abstraction to Mimesis, from Control to Freedom: Pärt, Schnittke, Silvestrov, and Gubaidulina

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter traces the development of aleatory techniques, tonal citation, and mimesis over the course of the 1960s in the music of Arvo Pärt, Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov and Sofia ... More


Conclusion: The Farewell Symphony

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter addresses the generational change and the gradual relaxation of restrictions that marked the end of the musical Thaw. It discusses Andrey Volkonsky's emigration from the Soviet Union in ... More


Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Maria Cizmic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Performing Pain seeks to explore music’s relationships to trauma and grief by focusing upon the late 20th century in Eastern Europe. The 1970s and 80s witnessed a cultural preoccupation ... More


Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Peter J Schmelz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing upon oral history, analysis, and a critical synthesis of secondary literature, this book examines the construction and reception of the “unofficial” music in the Soviet Union produced during ... More


Preludio

Peter J. Schmelz

in Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190653712
eISBN:
9780190653750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653712.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter sets in motion the primary themes of the book, tracing briefly Alfred Schnittke’s compositional evolution before the Concerto Grosso no. 1, paying special attention to his Symphony no. 1 ... More


Toccata

Peter J. Schmelz

in Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190653712
eISBN:
9780190653750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653712.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The second movement of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1, Toccata, frantically evokes the baroque past, leavened with heavy borrowings from contemporary musical practice, particularly the ... More


Postludio

Peter J. Schmelz

in Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190653712
eISBN:
9780190653750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653712.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Using its final movement, Postludio, as an anchor, the book’s final chapter discusses the Soviet reception of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1. It focuses on the comparisons the music evoked ... More


Cadenza

Peter J. Schmelz

in Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190653712
eISBN:
9780190653750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653712.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A focused point for the two soloists, the Cadenza movement of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1 further engages with its themes of autonomy and control, motion and arrest, consonance and ... More


Rondo

Peter J. Schmelz

in Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190653712
eISBN:
9780190653750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653712.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

One of the most distinctive, and most famous, movements in Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1 is the fifth, Rondo, which returns to the frantic baroque gestures of the second movement but with ... More


Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Peter J. Schmelz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190653712
eISBN:
9780190653750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653712.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book provides for the first time an accessible, comprehensive study of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1 (1977). One of Schnittke’s best-known and most compelling works, the Concerto ... More


Recitativo

Peter J. Schmelz

in Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190653712
eISBN:
9780190653750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653712.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The third movement of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1, Recitativo, lays bare the soloists, foregrounding and undercutting them simultaneously. More strangely, the movement ends with ... More


The Mind of Music

Bruce W. Wilshire

in The Much-at-Once

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823268337
eISBN:
9780823272501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268337.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Music is the voicing or sounding of reason, which has its own logic; reason is at the heart of what Nietzsche calls the “mind of music.” In fugue, we hear the same theme repeated; this instances a ... More


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