Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia - Russian Music Studies (Hardback)
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Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia - Russian Music Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 05/10/2009
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Claudia R. Jensen presents the first unified study of musical culture in the court and church of Muscovite Russia. Spanning the period from the installation of Patriarch Iov in 1589 to the beginning of Peter the Great's reign in 1694, her book offers detailed accounts of the celebratory musical performances for Russia's first patriarch-events that were important displays of Russian piety and power. Jensen emphasizes music's varied roles in Muscovite society and the equally varied opinions and influences surrounding it. In an attempt to demystify what has previously been an enigma to Western readers, she paints a clear picture of the dazzling splendor of musical performances and the ways in which 17th-century Muscovites employed music for spiritual enlightenment as well as entertainment.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253353542
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

With the publication of this book another invaluable source has been added to the growing canon of important literature dealing with Russia's early musical history. . . . From music at court, organ music and organ building, to music at table and court theater, Cladudia R. Jensen invites us into a world the likes of which we were blissfully unaware.

* The Russian Review *

Even Russian scholars inside Russia will find this book illuminating and giving new insights into their own musical and historical development, presented more systematically than in any currently available study.

-- Milos Velimirovic * Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Virginia (1922-2008) *

Jensen focuses on a very specific-and little researched and written about-topic and period: the music of the court and church in Muscovite Russia. . . . This is a book for music scholars and for those pursuing study of Russian history. . . . Recommended. March 2010

* Choice *

The book, in its compactness, is a tour de force of wide-ranging and meticulous prospecting.Vol. 67, No. 2, December 2010

* Notes *

Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia offers both a model of meticulous scholarship and a fascinating read. . . . Jensen has significantly enhanced our knowledge of multiple aspects of a critical period in Russian cultural history.

* Slavic Review *

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