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Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Inna Naroditskaya

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Woven into history and opera, the story of Russia’s “women’s kingdom” and a nationalist male narrative dialogued across two centuries. Russian eighteenth century female tsars endorsed opera; ... More


Staging Defeat: The Golden Cockerel and the Russo-Japanese War

Marina Frolova-Walker

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/9780691182711.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines The Golden Cockerel as a pointed political satire, prompted and shaped by the concrete events of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905. Indeed, Rimsky-Korsakov and his librettist ... More


Christian Themes in Russian Opera: A Millennial Essay

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/9780520249790.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the Christianization of Russia that took place in 988, and which was recently celebrated the world over. After considering and rejecting Judaism and Islam, the Great Prince ... More


Revenants

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/9780520288089.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A review of Inna Naroditskaya’s Bewitching Russian Opera that considers the influence of Catherine the Great on the rise of Russian opera in the eighteenth century, and her many avatars in the ... More


Drama, Theater, and Gesture in the Operas of Sergei Prokofiev

Christina Guillaumier

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Prokofiev’s processes, compositional strategies, and theatrical instinct as evident in his operatic works. Each of the eight operas discussed tells a different story about ... More


Taneyev’s Oresteia

Anastasia Belina and Michael Ewans

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Sergey Taneyev's musical trilogy Oresteia (composed 1887–94, first performance 1895). The opera stands out from the rest of his large output, as well as from other late ... More


Rethinking Prokofiev

Rita McAllister and Christina Guillaumier (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

More than sixty-five years after the composer’s death and almost thirty years since the demise of the Soviet Union, it is high time not only to take a fresh, balanced look at the output of Sergei ... More


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