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Richard Taruskin

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520288089

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520288089.001.0001

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Two Serendipities

Two Serendipities

Keynoting a Conference, “Music and Power”

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Russian Music at Home and Abroad

Richard Taruskin

University of California Press

The relationship between Soviet power and the musical life of the nation is usually viewed in terms of the domination of the latter by their former. This paper considers the other side of the coin: how Soviet power could act as an enabler to those whose predilections and personalities made for a propitious adaptation to the regime and its affordances.

Keywords:   Soviet regime and music, Kabalevsky, Khrennikov

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