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Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and PoliticsMay 24, 2016


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« on: August 04, 2017, 04:15:00 pm »

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300208847/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A3IHWHW38Z0N1B&psc=1

Marina Frolova-Walker’s fascinating history takes a new look at musical life in Stalin’s Soviet Union. The author focuses on the musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded annually to artists whose work was thought to represent the best in Soviet culture. This revealing study sheds new light on the Communist leader’s personal tastes, the lives and careers of those honored, including multiple-recipients Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and the elusive artistic concept of “Socialist Realism,” offering the most comprehensive examination to date of the relationship between music and the Soviet state from 1940 through 1954.

Interesting read.... check it out at your local library.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2017, 06:45:33 am »

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300208847/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A3IHWHW38Z0N1B&psc=1

Marina Frolova-Walker’s fascinating history takes a new look at musical life in Stalin’s Soviet Union. The author focuses on the musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded annually to artists whose work was thought to represent the best in Soviet culture. This revealing study sheds new light on the Communist leader’s personal tastes, the lives and careers of those honored, including multiple-recipients Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and the elusive artistic concept of “Socialist Realism,” offering the most comprehensive examination to date of the relationship between music and the Soviet state from 1940 through 1954.

Interesting read.... check it out at your local library.

There were some fine works that received the Stalin Prize..in my thinking politiks might dilute the value of the music.ie..Wagner..
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2017, 07:28:03 am »

I have the book. It sheds light on dark places and has a few surprises about beloved composers who were not such saints as the hagiographers would have us believe.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2017, 07:37:44 am »

I have the book. It sheds light on dark places and has a few surprises about beloved composers who were not such saints as the hagiographers would have us believe.
No one is a saint when the left rules..
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