A history of Russian music

being an account of the rise and progress of the Russian school of composers, with a survey of their lives and a description of their works
  • 346 Pages
  • 2.13 MB
  • English
Reeves , London
Music -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism, Musicians -- R
Statementby M. Montagu-Nathan.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 346 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13541735M

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About the Book Over the past four decades, Richard Taruskin's publications have redefined the field of Russian-music study. This volume 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.

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Music; Music, Culture of Russia History of Russian Music. With the adoption of Christianity came liturgical singing.

The church issued special handwritten books with songs and anthems in honor of local saints. Along with the church there was secular canticle. Solemn public ceremonies, high societal processions were at all times held with. A vital milestone in the Russian history of music is the development of ‘ Rus ’, a distinctive musical culture of the medieval period that dates back to the 11th century.

The most admired forms of music during this period included singing of epic ballads called ‘Bylinas’. Over the past four decades, Richard Taruskin's publications have redefined the field of Russian-music study.

This volume 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.

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General Introduction an excerpt “Russian folk songs are a living history of the Russian people, rich, vivid and truthful, revealing their entire life,” wrote the great Russian writer, Nikolai Gogol ().r/AskHistorians: The portal for public history. If you're interested in WWII, I usually recommend Ivan's War by Catherine Merridale.

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