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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


How Stravinsky Stopped Being a Rimsky-Korsakov Pupil

Yaroslav Timofeev

in Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182711
eISBN:
9780691185514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182711.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter focuses on a dramatic moment in the life of Igor Stravinsky when he was forced to choose between loyalty to the memory of his beloved teacher Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov on the one hand, and ... More


Russian Imprints in Debussy's Piano Music

Roy Howat

in Rethinking Debussy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755639
eISBN:
9780199894932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755639.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

André Schaeffner's pioneering article of 1953 about Russian influence on Debussy (“Debussy et ses rapports avec la musique russe”) remains untranslated and little digested in English-speaking ... 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


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


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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