- Title Pages
- Part One Not by Mind?
- 1 Non-Nationalists, and Other Nationalists
- 2 Revenants
- 3 Crowd, Mob, and Nation in <i>Boris Godunov</i>
- 4 Catching Up with Rimsky-Korsakov
- 5 Not Modern and Loving It
- 6 Written for Elephants
- 7 Is There a “Russia Abroad” in Music?
- 8 Turania Revisited, with Lourié My Guide
- 9 The Ghetto and the Imperium
- 10 Two Serendipities
- 11 What’s an Awful Song Like You Doing in a Nice Piece Like This?
- 12 The Birth of Contemporary Russia out of the Spirit of Music (Not)
- 13 Just How Russian Was Stravinsky?
- 14 How <i>The Rite</i> Became Possible
- 15 Diaghilev without Stravinsky? Stravinsky without Diaghilev?
- 16 Resisting <i>The Rite</i>
- 17 Stravinsky’s <i>Poetics</i> and Russian Music
- 18 Did He Mean It?
- 19 In Stravinsky’s Songs, the True Man, No Ghostwriters
- 20 “Un Cadeau Très Macabre”
Keynoting a Conference, “Music and Power”
- (p.303) 10 Two Serendipities
- Russian Music at Home and Abroad
- 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.
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