Music for the tsar: A preliminary study of the music of the Muscovite court theater

Jensen, Claudia R.
June 1995
Musical Quarterly;Summer95, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p368
Academic Journal
Studies the characteristics of the music played in 17th century Muscovite Court Theater under Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich. Traditional and novel aspects of the presentation of the play; Role of the tsar in the development of the court theater; Purposes of the court theater; Use of instrumental accompaniment in ceremonies and celebrations.


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