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Kitsch

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 5 explores contemporary Soviet anxieties about mass media and popular culture by detailing Valentin Silvestrov’s shift in the 1970s from avant-garde cacophony to a quiet, nostalgic style that ... More


From Abstraction to Mimesis, from Control to Freedom: Pärt, Schnittke, Silvestrov, and Gubaidulina

Peter J. Schmelz

in Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter traces the development of aleatory techniques, tonal citation, and mimesis over the course of the 1960s in the music of Arvo Pärt, Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov and Sofia ... More


Eschatology

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The beginning of the third and final section of the book, Chapter 7, looks at another response to the anxieties accompanying the transition from Stagnation to Perestroika in the 1980s. The chapter ... More


Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw

Peter J Schmelz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195341935
eISBN:
9780199866854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341935.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing upon oral history, analysis, and a critical synthesis of secondary literature, this book examines the construction and reception of the “unofficial” music in the Soviet Union produced during ... More


Legacies of Polystylistic Tendencies (Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 11 takes account of Alfred Schnittke’s posthumous reception as well as of Valentin Silvestrov’s works from the late 1980s to the present. Schnittke’s death in 1998 marked, for many, the end ... More


Silvestrov the Centaur and Polystylism in the 1970s

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 4 examines Valentin Silvestrov’s journey from avant-garde enfant terrible to neoromantic. It looks at Silvestrov’s goal of musical “unity” or “oneness” in the late 1960s and early 1970s as it ... More


Introduction

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Introduction to Sonic Overload explains the motivations for the book and sets in play its general themes. Taking stock of the contemporary overabundance of information, the introduction asks how ... More


Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Peter J. Schmelz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Sonic Overload presents a musically centered cultural history of the late Soviet Union. It focuses on polystylism in music as a response to the information overload swamping listeners in the Soviet ... More


The Soviet Culture of Collage

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 discusses the precursors for polystylism in the film, visual arts, and musicking of the Soviet 1920s and 1930s. It begins by considering two compositions that encapsulate the initial ... More


The Collage Wave Crests

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 7, the turning point of Sonic Overload, traces the broader development of polystylism in the 1960s and into the 1970s, when many Soviet composers adopted polystylistic approaches in various ... More


Ghosts and Shadow Sounds

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 9 begins studying Alfred Schnittke’s lengthy retreat from polystylism by looking at several of his key compositions from the 1980s, among them his Piano Sonata no. 2, Violin Concerto no. 4, ... More


Popular Music, the Devil, and Aerobics

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter advances the argument of Sonic Overload by turning to the interactions between art and popular music in Schnittke’s Symphony No. 1, Requiem (1975), Concerto Grosso No. 1 (1977), Piano ... More


The Collage Wave Breaks: Late Thinking, Idiots, and a Final Waltz

Peter J. Schmelz

in Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As Chapter 9 shows, Schnittke’s final move away from polystylism to a more introspective, personal style can be heard most audibly in his opera Life with an Idiot and in his Sixth and Seventh ... More


Rondo

Peter J. Schmelz

in Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190653712
eISBN:
9780190653750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653712.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

One of the most distinctive, and most famous, movements in Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1 is the fifth, Rondo, which returns to the frantic baroque gestures of the second movement but with ... More


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