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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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What’s an Awful Song Like You Doing in a Nice Piece Like This?

What’s an Awful Song Like You Doing in a Nice Piece Like This?

The Finale in Prokofieff’s Symphony-Concerto, Op. 125

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Russian Music at Home and Abroad

Richard Taruskin

University of California Press

This essay questions the derivation of an enigmatic and therefore controversial passage in Prokofieff’s Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra from a song by the Belorussian composer Isaak Lyuban.

Keywords:   Prokofieff, Lyuban, Symphony-Concerto

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