"[Taruskin's] command of this subject is surely unparalleled... This is an authoritative, consistently challenging, deeply engaging volume of essays - very strongly recommended."--Classical Music Magazine "Very entertaining."--New York Review of Books "[Taruskin's essays] demonstrate his ... rare gift for conveying complex information in a concise, accessible manner... An essential compendium."--Notes "Whether [Taruskin is] validating Susan McClary's sexist charges at Beethoven or implicitly acknowledging his debt to Donald Francis Tovey, reading his essays will make you a better, smarter person."--Huffington PostFrom the Publisher:
Over the past four decades, Richard Taruskin's publications have redefined the field of Russian-music study. This volume gathers thirty-six essays on composers ranging from Bortnyansky in the eighteenth century to Tarnopolsky in the twenty-first, as well as all of the famous names in between. Some of these pieces, like the ones on Chaikovsky's alleged suicide and on the interpretation of Shostakovich's legacy, have won fame in their own right as decisive contributions to some of the most significant debates in contemporary musicology. An extensive introduction lays out the main issues and a justification of Taruskin's approach, seen both in the light of his intellectual development and in that of the changing intellectual environment, which has been particularly marked by the end of the cold war in Europe.
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Descripción University of California Press, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0520249798
Descripción University of California Press, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction: Taking It Personally 1. Some Thoughts on the History and Historiography of Russian Music 2. For Ukraine, He's a Native Son, Regardless 3. "Classicism" la russe 4. A Wonderful Beginning 5. Dargomzhsky and His Stone Guest 6. Pathetic Symphonist: Chaikovsky, Russia, Sexuality, and the Study of Music 7. Chaikovsky and the Literary Folk: A Study in Misplaced Derision 8. The Great Symbolist Opera 9. Chaikovsky as Symphonist 10. Russian Originals, De- and Re-Edited 11. A New, New Boris? 12. Christian Themes in Russian Opera: A Millennial Essay 13. The Case for Rimsky-Korsakov 14. Kitezh: Religious Art of an Atheist 15. Sex and Race, Russian Style 16. Yevreyi and Zhidy: A Memoir, a Survey, and a Plea 17. The Antiliterary Man: Diaghilev and Music 18. From Fairy Tale to Opera in Four Moves 19. To Cross That Sacred Edge: Notes on a Fiery Angel 20. Prokofieff's Return 21. Tone, Style, and Form in Prokofieff's Soviet Operas 22. Great Artists Serving Stalin Like a Dog 23 Stalin Lives on in the Concert Hall, but Why? 24. The Last Symphony? 25. For Russian Music Mavens, a Fabled Beast Is Bagged 26. Restoring Comrade Roslavets 27. When Serious Music Mattered 28. Casting a Great Composer as a Fictional Hero 29. Shostakovich's Bach: A Pill to Purge Stalinism 30. Five Operas and a Symphony 31. Hearing Cycles 32. Of Mice and Mendelssohn 33. Current Chronicle: Molchanov's The Dawns Are Quiet Here 34. The Rising Soviet Mists Yield up Another Voice 35. Where Is Russia's New Music? Iowa, That's Where 36. North (Europe) by Northwest (America) Index. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0520249798
Descripción University of California Press, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0520249798
Descripción University of California Press, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110520249798