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Conclusion: The Farewell Symphony

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/9780195341935.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter addresses the generational change and the gradual relaxation of restrictions that marked the end of the musical Thaw. It discusses Andrey Volkonsky's emigration from the Soviet Union in ... More


Music of Disruption: Collage and Fragmentation as an Expression of Trauma in Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses history, memory, suffering, and truth as themes that circulated in 1970s USSR. The concern for truth in conjunction with the related concepts of realism and authenticity become ... More


Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso no. 1

Peter J. Schmelz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190653712
eISBN:
9780190653750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653712.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book provides for the first time an accessible, comprehensive study of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1 (1977). One of Schnittke’s best-known and most compelling works, the Concerto ... More


Preludio

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/9780190653712.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter sets in motion the primary themes of the book, tracing briefly Alfred Schnittke’s compositional evolution before the Concerto Grosso no. 1, paying special attention to his Symphony no. 1 ... More


Recitativo

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/9780190653712.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The third movement of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 1, Recitativo, lays bare the soloists, foregrounding and undercutting them simultaneously. More strangely, the movement ends with ... More


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