Analytical approaches to 20th-century Russian music : tonality, modernism, serialism /

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New York, NY : Routledge,, United States, p.1 online resource (viii, 270 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01030269, 20th century, Analysis, appreciation., bisacsh, fast, History and criticism., Music, MUSIC / General, MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical, MUSIC / History & Criticism, Music., Russia (Federation)


Includes bibliographical references and index."This volume brings together analyses of works by thirteen Russian composers from across the twentieth century, showing how their approaches to tonality, modernism, and serialism forge forward-looking paths independent from their Western counterparts. Russian music of this era is widely performed, and much research has situated this repertoire in its historical and social context, yet few analytical studies have explored the technical aspects of these composers' styles. With a set of representative analyses by leading scholars in music theory and analysis, this book for the first time identifies large-scale compositional trends across the past hundred years of Russian music. The chapters move by compositional style across the century and each address a single work by a different composer, covering pieces by Rachmaninoff, Myaskovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Mansurian, Roslavets, Mosolov, Lourié, Tcherepnin, Ustvolskaya, Denisov, Gubaidulina, and Schnittke. Musicians, scholars, and students will find here a starting point for research and analysis of these composers' works, and a richer understanding of how to listen to and interpret their music"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 07, 2020).Inessa Bazayev is Paula G. Manship Associate Professor of Music Theory and Theory Area Coordinator at Louisiana State University. Christopher Segall is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.