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Glinka in Soviet and Post-Soviet Historiography: Myths, Realities and Ideologies

Daniil Zavlunov

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/9780197266151.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The advent of glasnost’ prompted a reassessment of many aspects of Russia’s musical past, especially in regard of key figures such as the composer Mikhail Glinka. The revisionism that swept Glinka ... More


Farewell to the Enchanted Garden: Pushkin, Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmila, and Nicholas's Russia

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/9780300106503.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Mikhail Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmila which was based on Alexander Pushkin's epic poem. It suggests that while the opera contains superb pieces including the Persian chorus, the ... More


A Life for the Tsar, an Opera for the Nation

Paul W. Werth

in 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Performed as A Life for the Tsar (Ivan Susanin in the USSR), composer Mikhail Glinka’s first opera occupies a unique place in both Russian music and Russian history. Contemporaries asserted its ... More


A Wonderful Beginning

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/9780520249790.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents the contribution of Mikhail Glinka in the Russian music culture, and also reviews the work of David Brown, the author of Mikhail Glinka: A Biographical and Critical Study. ... More


The Exotic Self

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

in Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110630
eISBN:
9780300162899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110630.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

After the reign of Peter the Great, the East entered Russian music by way of the West. Due to the explosion of interest in folklore during the Romantic era, Europeans were encouraged to study Asian ... More


Introduction: In the Shadow of Literature

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/9780300106503.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the influence of literary and historical texts on musical composition in Russia during the nineteenth and twentieth ... More


1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Paul W. Werth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Historians often think of Russia before the 1860s in terms of conservative stasis, when the ‘gendarme of Europe’ secured order beyond the country’s borders and entrenched the autocratic system at ... More


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