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Being Soviet: Identity, Rumour, and Everyday Life under Stalin 1939–1953

Timothy Johnston

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604036
eISBN:
9780191731600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604036.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

‘Being Soviet’ takes a refreshing and innovative approach to the crucial years between 1939 and 1953 in the USSR. It addresses two of the key recent debates concerning Stalinism. It answers the ... More


Russian Music since 1917: Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Patrick Zuk and Marina Frolova-Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266151
eISBN:
9780191860034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266151.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This volume of essays provides an overview of the transformation that the study of Russian music since 1917 has undergone since glasnost’, both in Russia itself and outside it. Prior to this, ... More


Soviet Music Studies Outside Russia: <i>Glasnost’</i> and After

Patrick Zuk

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/9780197266151.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter offers an overview of the principal developments in scholarship on Soviet music over the last two decades, highlighting notable achievements and the opening up of important new areas of ... More


Introduction

Patrick Zuk and Marina Frolova-Walker

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/9780197266151.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Introduction outlines the rationale for the volume, and its pioneering status in attempting to represent a broad cross-spectrum of recent research by Russian and Western scholars working on ... More


The Adventures of Soviet Music in the West: Historical Highlights

Levon Hakobian

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/9780197266151.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter deals with the history of Soviet music’s relations with the outside world from the mid-1920s until the end of the millennium. During all these decades the Soviet musical production of ... More


Propagandizing the Classics 1917–1929

Pauline Fairclough

in Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses changes in Soviet musical life on the eve of the so-called Cultural Revolution, particularly the acceptance of key Western and Russian classics as part of the new Soviet ... More


From the Great Patriotic War to the Zhdanovshchina 1941–1953

Pauline Fairclough

in Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Soviet musical life during the war years and the transition to the Cold War. It first considers the repertoire of the Moscow Philharmonia and the Leningrad Philharmonia before ... More


Dueling Pianos: Imperial and National Dynamics in Postwar Music Competitions

Kiril Tomoff

in Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453120
eISBN:
9781501701825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453120.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes Soviet orientations toward international music competitions that flourished into a widespread system by 1958. Soviet violinists, pianists, and cellists were famously successful ... More


Soviet Music in Post-Soviet Musicology: The First Twenty Years and Beyond

Marina Frolova-Walker

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/9780197266151.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter is structured around several thorny issues that shape and define our conversation about Soviet music and contemporary Russian musical life across the East–West divide. Among these are the ... More


Shostakovich and The Iron Curtain: Intellectual Property and Transimperial Integration

Kiril Tomoff

in Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453120
eISBN:
9781501701825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453120.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the Soviet manipulation of international copyright law over an American film studio's fair use of music written by Soviet composers in an anti-Soviet film. At issue was the use ... More


Russian Musicological Scholarship of the Last Two Decades: Achievements and Lacunae

Marina Rakhmanova

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/9780197266151.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the last two decades, the discipline of Russian music studies in Russia has undergone a profound transformation. The lifting of restrictions on access to hitherto inaccessible archival materials ... More


Oistrakh on Tour, Richter at Home: Display, Control, and the Style of Global Empire

Kiril Tomoff

in Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453120
eISBN:
9781501701825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453120.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter contrasts the successful international mobility of the violinist David Oistrakh with the distressing immobility of the pianist Stanislav Richter. In trailing Oistrakh around the world up ... More


Internationalism, Modernism and the ‘Stalinist Enlightenment’ 1932–1941

Pauline Fairclough

in Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the ‘Stalinist Enlightenment’ in music in relation to internationalism and Western modernism during the period 1932–1941. It first provides an overview of Joseph Stalin's ... More


From Goloopchik (1945) to The Guests (1949)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers Blitzstein’s few years of co-habitation with Bill Hewitt; his continued leftist activities, including his involvement with the American-Soviet Music Society and his support for ... More


Turning Inwards: The Rise of Russian Nationalism 1937–1941

Pauline Fairclough

in Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter charts the rise of Russian nationalism during the period 1937–1941. The year 1937 ushered in a new phase in Soviet historiography that explicitly placed Russia in a position of national ... More


Two Serendipities: Keynoting a Conference, “Music and Power”

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/9780520288089.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The relationship between Soviet power and the musical life of the nation is usually viewed in terms of the domination of the latter by their former. This paper considers the other side of the coin: ... More


Oistrakh and the Impresario: Soviet Concert Tours and Systemic Integration

Kiril Tomoff

in Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453120
eISBN:
9781501701825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453120.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the Soviet encounter with the cultural facilitator of the mid-century Western cultural production system: the impresario. Soon after their artists began touring the West, Soviet ... More


Cultural Revolution, Repertoire Politics and the Classics

Pauline Fairclough

in Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines repertoire politics during the ‘Great Break’, also known as the ‘Great Turning Point’, which was announced as a formal change of direction in Soviet economics in 1929 and marked ... More


From Valley Town (1940) to Labor for Victory (1942)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter studies three documentaries for which Blitzstein provided the music: Willard Van Dyke’s Valley Town, about the uses and misuses of technology; Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand’s Native Land, ... More


Introduction

Pauline Fairclough

in Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217193
eISBN:
9780300219432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217193.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book documents the Soviet Union's ‘appropriation’ of older Russian and Western culture and its concurrent ‘rebranding’ or marketing of selected composers to the general public in an attempt to ... More


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