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The Pushkin Centennial

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/9780195181678.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a detailed description of Prokofiev's scores for the 1937 Pushkin centennial, specifically his incidental music for theatrical productions of Boris Godunov and Eugene Onegin, ... More


A Question of Legitimacy

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the question of legitimacy that arose in Muscovy in the seventeenth century when Tsar Fedor Ivanovich died in 1598 without leaving an heir and was replaced by Boris Godunov. It ... More


Crowd, Mob, and Nation in Boris Godunov: What Did Musorgsky Think, and Does It Matter?

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/9780520288089.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The two authorial versions of Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov reflect contrasting historiographical and ideological traditions that were being debated in the 1860s and 1870s, when the opera was being ... More


“Popolo di Pekino”: Musorgsky's Muscovy in Early Twentieth-Century Europe

Boris Gasparov

in Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Modest Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov. It discusses how the opera became a tangible presence in the culture of European modernism. It also explains that it took time for ... More


A New, New Boris?

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/9780520249790.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the reasons why Modest Musorgsky's Boris Godunov was introduced with a new orchestration by Igor Buketoff to supersede the composer's original scoring and the life of Modest ... More


Facing God

Yiannis Gabriel

in Storytelling in Organizations: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290957
eISBN:
9780191684845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290957.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter charts the dominant fantasies that subordinates have about their leaders, by focusing on a particular scene, which features regularly in organizational stories, a scene in which an ... More


Awards for Performers

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300208849
eISBN:
9780300215991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208849.003.0010
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter focuses on Stalin Prizes awarded to performers, both for individuals and for production teams in opera. It begins with an overview of the politics involved in opera and dramatic theatre ... More


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