Stalin's Music Prize Soviet Culture and Politics

Taal: Engels
Stalin's Music Prize
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780300208849
  • Druk: 1
  • maart 2016
  • 384 pagina's
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Marina Frolova-Walker's fascinating history takes a new look at musical life in Stalin's Soviet Union. The author focuses on the musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded annually to artists whose work was thought to represent the best in Soviet culture. This revealing study sheds new light on the Communist leader's personal tastes, the lives and careers of those honored, including multiple-recipients Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and the elusive artistic concept of Socialist Realism, offering the most comprehensive examination to date of the relationship between music and the Soviet state from 1940 through 1954.

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These books give fuller, finer-grained and better-shaded accounts of Soviet policy ups and downs and their impact on musicians than any previous study. -Richard Taruskin, TLS -- Richard Taruskin * TLS * 'Stalin's Music Prize represents a milestone in the literature on Soviet music and cultural politics.' - Leah Godman, Journal of the American Musicological Society -- Leah Godman * Journal of the American Musicological Society * 'Frolova-Walker's study of the Stalin Prize is permeated with the joy of discovery. Although the subject is tremendous, since it deals with the machinations of power under a dictatorial regime, the author delights in what she calls time travelling and eavesdropping. The amount of sources in which actual conversation had been preserved verbatim enables the historian a fly-on-the-wall perspective that leads her up to Stalin's writing desk.' - Francis Maes, European History Quarterly -- Francis Maes * European History Quarterly * Thanks to Frolova-Walker's engaging and readable written style, such material is brought to life, providing a rich and engrossing narrative of Soviet cultural history during this turbulent period. -Erik Levi, BBC Music -- Erik Levi * BBC Music Magazine * A great attraction of the book is the wit and enthusiasm that suffuse its tone. . . A thoroughly engaging style as well as a consummate mastery in handling archival materials makes this book as enjoyable a read for a wide audience as it is indispensable for specialists. -Michelle Assay, SEER 'Frolova-Walker's study of the Stalin Prize is permeated with the joy of discovery. Although the subject is tremendous, since it deals with the machinations of power under a dictatorial regime, the author delights in what she calls time travelling and eavesdropping. The amount of sources in which actual conversation had been preserved verbatim enables the historian a fly-on-the-wall perspective that leads her up to Stalin's writing desk.' - Francis Maes, European History Quarterly 'Stalin's Music Prize represents a milestone in the literature on Soviet music and cultural politics.' - Leah Godman, Journal of the American Musicological Society These books give fuller, finer-grained and better-shaded accounts of Soviet policy ups and downs and their impact on musicians than any previous study. -Richard Taruskin, TLS

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2016-02-04
Afmetingen
24 x 18,8 x 3,6 cm
Aantal pagina's
384 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Marina Frolova-Walker
Uitgever
Yale University Press

EAN

EAN
9780300208849

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
NUR code
680
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2016-03-15
Subtitel
Soviet Culture and Politics

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