Where is Russia's New Music?

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780520249790
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942806 | DOI:
Where is Russia's New Music?

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This chapter focuses on the discussions on Russian classical music and operas presented at the music festival titled “The Russian Contemporary Music Festival,” organized by the Iowa City institution at the University of Iowa in Iowa, U.S., in 2000. The festival featured Russian composers and musicologists, with three full-length concerts and several conference sessions on the developments related to music in post-Soviet Russia. It was a showcase of unknown Russian composers aged 29 to 70, whose music was performed there: Vladislav Agafonnikov, Yuri Butsko, Irina Dubkova, Andrei Golovin, Faradzh Karayev, Leonid Karev, Mikhail Kollontay, Nikolai Korndorf, Roman Ledenyov, Vladimir Nikolayev, Olga Rayeva, Dmitri Ryabtsev, Albina Stefanou, Vladimir Tarnopolski, Aleksandr Vustin, and Sergei Zagny. The chapter compares the music and operas presented by these composers at the music festival to highlight the trends in music in post-Soviet Russia.

Keywords: Russian music; music festivals; Iowa; Russian composers; post-Soviet Russia

Chapter.  2887 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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