1st Edition

Soviet Composers and the Development of Soviet Music

By Stanley Dale Krebs Copyright 1970
    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    Soviet Composers and the Development of Soviet Music (1970) is a thought-provoking review of Soviet music and musicians. This scholarly and readable distillation of factual information and well-reasoned conclusions is the result of many years of exhaustive study of reference works, monographs and journals, as well as musical scores both published and unpublished, all supplemented by interviews and personal participation in Soviet musical life. The author presents a cogent, critical analysis of the relationship between extra-musical pressures and the theory and practice of artistic autonomy. The lives and works of some two dozen major Soviet composers are discussed, and insight is provided into Soviet thinking about music, and thinking about the arts.

    Part 1. Soviet Russian Cultural Ideology and Music  1. Before October  2. Axes of Development  3. Music and Politicians: Lunacharsky and Others  4. Music and Revolution: 1917–32  5. Music and Reaction: 1932–  Part 2. The Older Generation of Soviet Composers  6. Ippolitov-Ivanov  7. Reinhold Gliere  8. Sergei Vasilenko  9. Boris Asaf’ev  10. Nikolai Miaskovsky  11. Dmitrii Arakishvili  12. Uzeir Gadzhibekov  13. Sergei Prokofieff  Part 3. The Middle Generation of Soviet Composers  14. Iurii Shaporin  15. Dmitrii Shostakovich  16. Vissarion Shebalin  17. Aram Khachaturian  18. Dmitrii Kabalevsky  19. Tikhon Khrennikov  20. Georgii Sviridov  21. Andrei Balanchivadze  Part 4. The Younger Generation of Soviet Composers  22. Rodion Shchedrin  23. German Galynin  24. Otar Taktakishvili  25. Kara Karaev  26. Fikret Amirov  27. Other Young Composers


    Stanley Dale Krebs was the first American to be enrolled at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and whose works were played in America and abroad. He was conductor of the Santa Maria (California) Symphony Orchestra, and was Associate Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara.