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  1. The Last Opera
    This close reading of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress examines the cultural context of its creation and explores its place in the broader history of opera.... Learn More
    Published: 31st May 2019
    Hardback | £90.00
    Paperback | £34.00
  2. Performing Tsarist Russia in New York
    Natalie Zelensky examines post-Bolshevik Russian emigration and the popular music culture this community brought to New York City over the past century. Performing Tsarist Russia in New York presents a close historical and ethnographic... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2019
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  3. Shostakovich's Music for Piano Solo
    The piano works of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) are among the most treasured musical compositions of the 20th century. In this volume, pianist and Russian music scholar Sofia Moshevich provides detailed interpretive analyses... Learn More
    Published: 28th May 2015
    Hardback | £47.00
  4. Rachmaninoff's Complete Songs
    Sergei Rachmaninoff—the last great Russian romantic and arguably the finest pianist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries—wrote 83 songs, which are performed and beloved throughout the world. Like German Lieder and French... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 2014
    Hardback | £47.00
  5. Jascha Heifetz

    Jascha Heifetz

    Early Years in Russia

    Written by Galina Kopytova, Translated by Dario Sarlo and Alexandra Sarlo

    Series Russian Music Studies

    Indiana University Press

    Notoriously reticent about his early years, violinist Jascha Heifetz famously reduced the story of his childhood to "Born in Russia. First lessons at 3. Debut in Russia at 7. Debut in Carnegie Hall at 17. That's all there is to... Learn More
    Published: 13th November 2013
    Hardback | £39.00
  6. Mamontov's Private Opera
    The Moscow Private Opera, founded, sponsored, and directed by Savva Mamontov (1841–1918), was one of Russia’s most important theatrical institutions at the dawn of the age of modernism. It presented the Moscow premieres of... Learn More
    Published: 16th June 2010
    Hardback | £39.00
  7. Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia
    Claudia R. Jensen presents the first unified study of musical culture in the court and church of Muscovite Russia. Spanning the period from the installation of Patriarch Iov in 1589 to the beginning of Peter the Great's reign... Learn More
    Published: 5th October 2009
    Hardback | £39.00
  8. Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Sergei Rachmaninoff A Lifetime in MusicSergei Bertensson and Jay Leyda, with the assistance of Sophia SatinaWith a new introduction by David Butler CannataAn indispensable and captivating document, now back in print!Throughout... Learn More
    Published: 12th February 2009
    Paperback | £25.99
  9. History of Music in Russia from Antiquity to 1800, Vol. 2
    In its scope and command of primary sources and its generosity of scholarly inquiry, Nikolai Findeizen's monumental work, published in 1928 and 1929 in Soviet Russia, places the origins and development of music in Russia within... Learn More
    Published: 7th February 2008
    Hardback | £52.00
  10. History of Music in Russia from Antiquity to 1800, Vol. 1
    In its scope and command of primary sources and its generosity of scholarly inquiry, Nikolai Findeizen's monumental work, published in 1928 and 1929 in Soviet Russia, places the origins and development of music in Russia within... Learn More
    Published: 7th February 2008
    Hardback | £52.00
  11. Alexander Tcherepnin
    Ludmila Korabelnikova recounts the life and times of Alexander Tcherepnin, a prolific and often emulated composer who produced four operas, 13 ballets, four symphonies, numerous orchestral and chamber works, and more than 200... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2007
    Hardback | £39.00
  12. Sofia Gubaidulina

    Sofia Gubaidulina

    A Biography

    Written by Michael Kurtz, Edited by Malcolm Brown, Translated by Christoph Lohmann

    Series Russian Music Studies

    Indiana University Press

    Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina (1931– ) has achieved international acclaim for her unique musical oeuvre which draws on Eastern and Western musical traditions and reflects a deep-rooted belief in the mystical and religious... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2007
    Hardback | £34.00
  13. Anton Rubinstein
    The first modern biography in English of Russian composer-pianist Anton Rubinstein, this book places Rubinstein within the context of Russian and western European musical culture during the late 19th century, exploring his rise... Learn More
    Published: 14th June 2007
    Hardback | £36.00
  14. A Shostakovich Casebook

    A Shostakovich Casebook

    Series Russian Music Studies

    Indiana University Press

    A major event.... This Casebook is not only about Volkov’s Testimony, it is about music old and new in the 20th century, about the cultural legacy of one of that century’s most extravagant social experiments, and what we have... Learn More
    Published: 17th August 2005
    Paperback | £24.99
  15. A Schnittke Reader

    A Schnittke Reader

    Written by Alfred Schnittke, Foreword by Mstislav Rostropovich, Edited by Alexander Ivashkin, Translated by John Goodliffe

    Series Russian Music Studies

    Indiana University Press

    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them... Learn More
    Published: 16th August 2002
    Hardback | £26.99
  16. Tchaikovsky through Others’ Eyes
    ... intriguing collection... a recommended study for anyone interested in the habits and personalities of great minds." —ForeWordThis compilation of reminiscences about Tchaikovsky the man is unprecedented in English. The memoirs,... Learn More
    Published: 22nd April 1999
    Hardback | £43.00
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