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4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Taruskin's autobiographical reflections of his engagement with Russian music are fascinating. The author's pre-eminent stature in this field of studies is justification enough for issuing such a collection, and the range of materials is considerable."Laurel E. Fay, author of Shostakovich: A Life

"The scholarship and writing style in this book are up to Taruskin's usual supe
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Hardcover, 407 pages
Published 2009 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Christopher
Dec 03, 2011 Christopher rated it really liked it
ON RUSSIAN MUSIC collects Richard Taruskin's articles on the subject, published in a variety of periodicals from 1975 to the early millennium. For this volume, the critic has written an ample introduction, and for many of the articles he adds postscripts that discuss the media fallout from his remarks.

One thing should be made clear: this collection really only covers Russian music up to Shostakovich. While fans of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Glazunov, Prokofiev, etc. will be quite happy with it, th
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Aug 12, 2015 Bryn Hammond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oppositely to another reviewer, I've only read the 19thC essays not the Soviet -- though I look forward to Shostakovich later.

In short time I have come to admire Richard Taruskin for sense, wit and insight, for intellectual grasp, width of attainment and humour. He is at his peak on Russians. He starts with an essay on their historiography, for Russian composers have suffered from the isolation factor and been exoticised as a result -- he won't have any of that. Taruskin's views on Tchaikovsky
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Quejas constantes. Pero fundamentadas. Por lo tanto, válidas.
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