On Russian Music

On Russian Music

Richard Taruskin


Over the earlier 4 a long time, Richard Taruskin's guides have redefined the sphere of Russian-music learn. This quantity gathers thirty-six essays on composers starting from Bortnyansky within the eighteenth century to Tarnopolsky within the twenty-first, in addition to all the recognized names in among. a few of these items, just like the ones on Chaikovsky's alleged suicide and at the interpretation of Shostakovich's legacy, have gained popularity of their personal correct as decisive contributions to a few of the main major debates in modern musicology. an intensive creation lays out the most concerns and a justification of Taruskin's process, obvious either within the gentle of his highbrow improvement and in that of the altering highbrow surroundings, which has been quite marked through the tip of the chilly battle in Europe.

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