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Introduction

Lynn M. Sargeant

in Harmony and Discord

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735266
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.003.0001

Series: The New Cultural History of Music Series

Introduction

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From 1859 to 1918, the Russian Musical Society strove to institutionalize and professionalize music education and concert life in the Russian Empire. From modest beginnings, the Society ultimately developed into a powerful musical institution that provided a degree of coherence and consistency to an increasingly diverse musical life. The introduction outlines for readers key individuals, issues, and themes, including the importance of voluntary associations in the development of civil society in Russia. In addition to providing a brief overview of the book as a whole, the introduction provides readers with a short analysis of the historiography of nineteenth‐century Russian musical life as a master narrative designed to mold both scholarly and public opinion.

Keywords: Anton Rubinstein; civil society; music; music education; Russia; Russian Musical Society; voluntary associations

Chapter.  5054 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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