Sonic overload : Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and polystylism in the late USSR /

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Oxford University Press,, New York, NY, United States; Oxford, England, United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (xi, 408 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01030269, fast, History and criticism., Music, Music., Soviet Union


Cover -- Sonic Overload -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Transliterations and Translations -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Part 1. Origins -- 1. The Soviet Culture of Collage -- 2. Schnittke's Path to Polystylism -- 3. Silvestrov the Centaur and Polystylism in the 1970s -- Part 2. Embracing Polystylism -- 4. Kitsch -- 5. Popular Music, the Devil, and Aerobics -- 6. The Collage Wave Crests -- Part 3. Rejecting Polystylism -- 7. Eschatology -- 8. Ghosts and Shadow Sounds -- 9. The Collage Wave Breaks: Late Thinking, Idiots, and a Final Waltz -- 10. Legacies of Polystylistic Tendencies (Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday) -- Conclusion: Genre, Style, Oblivion -- Appendix. Alfred Schnittke, "Polystylistic Tendencies of Modern Music": UNESCO Lecture Transcript, 8 October 1971 -- Selected Bibliography -- IndexComposers Alfred Schnittke and Valentin Silvestrov brought us some of the most memorable music of the late Soviet Union. Sonic Overload traces these composers' attempts to embrace all aspects of the contemporary soundscape, including influences of popular music, rock, and jazz, before they ultimately retreated to more refined sonic structures.Includes bibliographical references and index.Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 13, 2021).