Harmony and Discord (Innbundet)

Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Serie: The New Cultural History of Music Series 


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2011
Antall sider: 368
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780199735266
Kategori: Kulturhistorie
Omtale Harmony and Discord
Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life explores the complex development of Russian musical life during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At the heart of this cultural history lies the Russian Musical Society, as both a unique driving force behind the institutionalization of music and a representative of the growing importance of voluntary associations in public life. Sustained simultaneously by private initiative and cooperative relationships with the state, the Russian Musical Society played a key role in the creation of Russia's infrastructure for music and music education. Author Lynn M. Sargeant explores the fluid nature of Russian social identity through the broad scope of musical life, including not only the "leading lights" of the era but also rank-and-file musicians, teachers, and students. Although Russian musicians longed for a secure place within the new hierarchy of professions, their social status remained ambiguous throughout the

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