TITLE

Music in the USSR

AUTHOR(S)
Nabokov, Nicolas
PUB. DATE
March 1941
SOURCE
New Republic;3/31/41, Vol. 104 Issue 13, p436
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the musical situation in the Soviet Union and the U.S. Impact of music on cultural life of the U.S.; Claims that the economic position of the composer is much better in the Soviet Union than in the U.S.; Estimation of achievement in a society which has limited financial resources; Report on Formalism in literature, the fine arts and music; Comments on the opera "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk"; Claims that the composers in Soviet Union are establishing a progressive style for a new and truly popular art; Reliance of music on folklore; Lack of any consistent polyphonic technique in music; Comments on the work of various composers.
ACCESSION #
14705720

 

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