By Philip S. Taylor
The first glossy biography in English of Russian composer-pianist Anton Rubinstein, this ebook areas Rubinstein in the context of Russian and western eu musical tradition through the overdue nineteenth century, exploring his upward thrust to foreign repute from humble origins in Bessarabia, in addition to his next speedy decline and marginalization in later musical tradition. Taylor presents a balanced account of Rubinstein’s lifestyles and his occupation as a piano virtuoso, conductor, composer, and because the founding father of Russia’s first conservatory. broadly thought of the virtuosic inheritor to Liszt, and famous across the world as an identical cultural icon, he played with so much top musicians of the day, together with Liszt himself, Joachim, Clara Schumann, Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Saint-Saens, and Ysaÿe.
Read or Download Anton Rubinstein: A Life in Music (Russian Music Studies) PDF
Best russian history books
Sergei Shargunovs A ebook with no images follows the younger journalist and activist via chosen snapshots from diversified classes of his awesome lifestyles. via thoughts either sharp and imprecise, we see scenes from Shargunovs Soviet formative years, his upbringing within the kinfolk of a clergyman; his adventure of starting to be up throughout the fall of empire and learning journalism at Moscow country college; his journey to war-torn Chechnya and Kyrgyzstan throughout the revolution; his first steps in the direction of a fledgling political occupation.
A unprecedented view of a adolescence in a eu ghetto. Anna Spector used to be born in 1905 in Korsun, a Ukrainian city at the Ros River, 80 miles south of Kiev. Held by way of Poland until eventually 1768 and annexed through the Tsar in 1793 Korsun and its fluid ethnic inhabitants have been attribute of the faded of payment in jap Europe: produced from Ukrainians, Cossacks, Jews and different teams dwelling uneasily jointly in relationships punctuated via violence.
Within the years following the Civil warfare, plans have been drawn as much as construct an enormous set of fortifications alongside the Russian western border. paintings started in 1926, resulting in a entrance that stretched over 2,000km from the Baltic to the Black Sea. by the point of the outbreak of worldwide battle II, the defences of the Stalin Line, because it was once identified, have been principally whole – yet have been additionally now too some distance in the back of the recent Soviet border to be of any use in capability offensives.
The ladies got here from each nook of the U. S. S. R. They have been manufacturing unit employees, family servants, lecturers and clerks, and few have been older than twenty. although many had led challenging lives sooner than the struggle, not anything can have ready them for the brutal proof in their new lifestyles: with their kingdom on its knees, and hundreds of thousands of its males already lifeless, grievously wounded or in captivity, from 1942 onwards millions of Soviet ladies have been proficient as snipers.
- The Russian Cinema Reader: Volume II, The Thaw to the Present (Cultural Syllabus)
- Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity
- Lenin: The Practice and Theory of Revolution (European History in Perspective)
- Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland, 1500-1800
Additional info for Anton Rubinstein: A Life in Music (Russian Music Studies)