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Witnessing History during Glasnost: Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa as Musical Testimony in Tengiz Abuladze’s Repentance

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/9780199734603.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses upon the conversation regarding history and suffering during glasnost, which circulated with particular intensity around the Georgian film Repentance. Estonian composer Arvo ... 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


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


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


From Young to Unofficial: Denisov's Sun of the Incas

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/9780195341935.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Edison Denisov's early career. It begins, however, with a discussion of the official Soviet reception of Arvo Pärt's twelve‐tone Obituary and Nikolai Karetnikov's ... More


Arvo Pärt and the Idea of a Christian Europe: The Musical Effects and Affects of Post-Ideological Religion

Jeffers Engelhardt

in Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199737642
eISBN:
9780190490133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737642.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The invocation of a Christian Europe in Arvo Pärt’s work re-sounds the centers and peripheries of a particular historical imaginary. Through the popular mediation of religion, Europe and Christianity ... More


The Soviet Culture of Collage

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 discusses the precursors for polystylism in the film, visual arts, and musicking of the Soviet 1920s and 1930s. It begins by considering two compositions that encapsulate the initial ... More


The Endurance of Subjectivity

Mark Evan Bonds

in The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190068479
eISBN:
9780190068509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068479.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In spite of modernism’s aesthetics of objectivity, both the projection and the perception of subjectivity have endured. Having grown accustomed to hearing composers in their works over the course of ... More


Schnittke’s Path to Polystylism

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 draws on unpublished correspondence and archival documents to offer a fuller accounting of the sources and development of Alfred Schnittke’s evolving concept of polystylism in the late ... 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


Silvestrov the Centaur and Polystylism in the 1970s

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 4 examines Valentin Silvestrov’s journey from avant-garde enfant terrible to neoromantic. It looks at Silvestrov’s goal of musical “unity” or “oneness” in the late 1960s and early 1970s as it ... More


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