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On Russian Music

Richard Taruskin


This book gathers thirty-six essays on composers ranging from Bortnyansky in the eighteenth century to Tarnopolsky in the twenty-first, as well as all of the famous names in between. Some of these pieces, such as the ones on Chaikovsky's alleged suicide and on the interpretation of Shostakovich's legacy, have won fame in their own right as contributions to some of the most significant debates in contemporary musicology. An extensive introduction lays out the main issues and a justification of the author's approach, seen both in the light of his intellectual development and in that of the chang ... More

Keywords: Russian composers, Bortnyansky, Tarnopolsky, Chaikovsky, Shostakovich, contemporary musicology, cold war

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520249790
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249790.001.0001


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Richard Taruskin, author

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