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Russian Music since 1917: Reappraisal and Rediscovery

Patrick Zuk and Marina Frolova-Walker


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, scholars on both sides of the Iron Curtain confronted formidable practical difficulties. In the USSR, the operation of strict censorship and ideological constraints seriously hindered the development of scholarship. In the West, ideological perspectives engendered by the Cold War hindered an objective appraisal of many aspects of Soviet cultural life. The changed climate of the post-Soviet period has obvi ... More

Keywords: Russian music, Soviet music, Russian music studies, post-Soviet culture, music and power, music and totalitarianism, Russian émigré musicians, Censorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266151
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Zuk, editor
Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Durham

Marina Frolova-Walker, editor
Professor of Music History, University of Cambridge

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Patrick Zuk & Marina Frolova-Walker

Part I Russian Music History and Historiography Today

Part IIReappraising the Soviet Past

Part III Soviet and Post-Soviet Musicology

Part IV The Newest Shostakovich

Part V Russian Music Abroad

Part VI 1991 and After

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