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Musorgsky: Eight Essays and an Epilogue

Musorgsky Eight Essays and an Epilogue It is a fully illuminated story that Richard Taruskin in the path breaking essays collected here unfolds around Modest Musorgsky Russia s greatest national composer Taruskin s tour de force comes w

  • Title: Musorgsky: Eight Essays and an Epilogue
  • Author: Richard Taruskin
  • ISBN: 9780691016238
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is a fully illuminated story that Richard Taruskin, in the path breaking essays collected here, unfolds around Modest Musorgsky, Russia s greatest national composer Taruskin s tour de force comes with a frontal attack on all the Soviet bred truisms that for a century have refashioned Musorgsky from what the evidence suggests he was an aristocrat with an early It is a fully illuminated story that Richard Taruskin, in the path breaking essays collected here, unfolds around Modest Musorgsky, Russia s greatest national composer Taruskin s tour de force comes with a frontal attack on all the Soviet bred truisms that for a century have refashioned Musorgsky from what the evidence suggests he was an aristocrat with an early clinical interest in true to life musical portraiture and a later penchant for drinking partners who were both folklore buffs and political reactionaries democrat From the forewordIncorporating both new and now classic essays, this book for the first time sets the vocal works of Modest Musorgsky in a fully detailed cultural, political, and historical context From this perspective Richard Taruskin revises fundamentally the composer s historical and artistic image, in particular debunking the century old dogmas of Vladimir Stasov, Musorgsky s first biographer Here the author offers the most complete explanation of the revision of the opera Boris Godunov, compares it to contemporaneous operas by Chaikovsky and Rimsky Korsakov, advances a revisionary characterization of Khovanshchina as an aristocratic tragedy informed by a pessimistic view of history, discusses Musorgsky s use of folklore, and, focusing on Sorochintsi Fair, brings to a climax his refutation of Musorgsky as a protorevolutionary populist The epilogue is a survey of revisionary productions of Musorgsky s works at home during the Gorbachev era.

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