Published: September 15, 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0521590973
ISBN - 13: 9780521590976
About the Book
Explores the reactions of leading critics to new Russian music in the period 1880 1917.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; List of sources; 1. Tchaikovsky; 2. Rimsky-Korsakov; 3. Other composers of the former Balakirev circle; 4. The Belyayev generation; 5. Moscow and her composers; 6. New stylistic directions; Epilogue; Index.
From the Publisher
This anthology of Russian music criticism reveals the reactions of leading critics to new Russian music in the period 1880-1917. Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin were in their prime, and several new generations emerged: Rachmaninoff and Skryabin, Stravinsky and Prokoviev. Works reviewed range from In the Steppes of Central Asia and the Pathétique Symphony to The Golden Cockerel and The Rite of Spring.
About the Author
Stuart Campbell is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Music and at the Institute for Central and East European Studies, University of Glasgow. He is author of V. F. Okoyevsky and the Formation of Russian Musical Taste in the Nineteenth Century (1989) and editor and translator of Russians on Russian Music, 1830-1880 (Cambridge, 1994).
''... immensely welcome. Dealing with a wide range of issues, the thoughtfully selected articles reveal the views of contemporary Russian critics and chroniclers on concert life, publications, censorship, patronage, musical societies and groups, as well as providing a fascinating glimpse on the Russian perception of western composers and western music as a whole. Furthermore, most of the articles provide a detailed analysis of important musical works ... Campbell''s translation is masterful ... This is a book recommended to all who are interested in the extremely lively cultural world of fin-de-siècle Russia, and a wonderful resource to teachers and students alike.'' Brio