Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture And Politics

Hardcover | May 24, 2016

byMarina Frolova-walker

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Marina Frolova-Walker’s fascinating history takes a new look at musical life in Stalin’s Soviet Union. The author focuses on the musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded annually to artists whose work was thought to represent the best in Soviet culture. This revealing study sheds new light on the Communist leader’s personal tastes, the lives and careers of those honored, including multiple-recipients Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and the elusive artistic concept of “Socialist Realism,” offering the most comprehensive examination to date of the relationship between music and the Soviet state from 1940 through 1954.

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Marina Frolova-Walker’s fascinating history takes a new look at musical life in Stalin’s Soviet Union. The author focuses on the musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded annually to artists whose work was thought to represent the best in Soviet culture. This revealing study sheds new light on the Communist leader’s p...

Marina Frolova-Walker was born and educated in Moscow, where she studied at the Moscow Conservatoire. She is professor of music history at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Clare College.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300208847

ISBN - 13:9780300208849

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“This is a valuable in-depth look at Russian music during a pivotal period of history.”—Choice