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Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Lynn M. Sargeant


This book explores the complex development of Russian musical life during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the Russian Musical Society, which was both unique as a driving force behind the institutionalization of musical life and representative of the growing importance of voluntary associations in public life. Sustained by both private initiative and cooperative relationships with the state, the Russian Musical Society played a key role in the creation of Russia's infrastructure for music and music education. The book's exploration of the broad scope of musical life, ... More

Keywords: conservatories, music, music education, Russia, Russian Musical Society, voluntary associations, profession, institutionalization, modernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199735266
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynn M. Sargeant, author
California State University, Fullerton
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