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Author Gasparov, B.

Title Five operas and a symphony : word and music in Russian culture / Boris Gasparov
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 268 pages) : illustrations
Series Russian literature and thought
Russian literature and thought.
Contents Sound and discourse : on Russian national musical style -- Farewell to the enchanted garden : Pushkin, Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmila, and Nicholas's Russia -- Eugene Onegin in the age of realism -- Khovanshchina : a musical drama, Russian-style (Wagner and Musorgsky) -- Lost in a symbolist city : multiple chronotypes in Chaikovsky's The queen of spades -- A testimony : Shostakovich's Fourth symphony and the end of Romantic narrative -- "Popolo di Pekino" : Musorgsky's Muscovy in early twentieth-century Europe -- "Prima la musica, poi le parole" : musical genealogy of a national anthem
Summary Gasparov discusses six major works in Russian music of the 19th and 20th centuries, showing the interplay of musical texts with their literary and historical sources and within the ideological and cultural contexts of their times
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-254) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Symphonies, no. 4, op. 43, C minor
SUBJECT Symphonies (Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich) fast
Subject Music -- Russia -- History and criticism
Music -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism
Opera -- Russia
Music and literature.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- International.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Opera.
Music and literature
Soviet Union
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300133165