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Wagner and Russia By Rosamund Bartlett (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Wagner and Russia by Rosamund Bartlett (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

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This book, which draws extensively on unpublished archival materials and other contemporary sources, aims to show that in certain important respects Wagner's music and ideas found more fertile ground in Russia than anywhere else in Europe.

Wagner and Russia Summary

Wagner and Russia by Rosamund Bartlett (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Wagner is often held to have exerted a greater impact on modern culture than any other artist, yet the history of the reception of his works in Russia has remained largely unexplored. This book, which draws extensively on unpublished archival materials and other contemporary sources, aims to show that in certain important respects, Wagner's music and ideas found more fertile ground in Russia than anywhere else in Europe. Beginning with the first mention of Wagner's name in the Russian press in 1841, and ending almost 150 years later when the composer was finally rehabilitated during the years of glasnost, this study provides a detailed account of Wagner's visit to Russia in 1863, and a history of the productions of his works in Russia. The book pays special attention to Wagner's important influence on the Russian modernist movement, focusing particularly on his impact on the leading Symbolist writers, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Andrey Bely and Aleksandr Blok.

Wagner and Russia Reviews

'Impressive ... well-researched survey of the impact of Wagner in Russia.' BBC Music Magazine

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Notes on the text; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Wagner and Nineteenth-Century Russia: 1. Reception and performance history, 1841-1863; 2. Reception and performance history, 1863-1890; Part II. Wagner and Russian Modernism: 3. Reception and performance history, 1890-1917; 4. Wagner and the Russian Symbolists: Vyacheslav Ivanov; 5. Wagner and the Russian Symbolists: Bely, Medtner and Ellis; 6. Wagner and the Russian Symbolists: Aleksandr Blok; Part III. Wagner and Soviet Russia: 7. Reception and performance history, 1917-1941; 8. Reception and performance history, 1941-1991; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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NLS9780521035828
9780521035828
0521035821
Wagner and Russia by Rosamund Bartlett (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2007-05-31
436
N/A
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