By Claudia R. Jensen

ISBN-10: 0253353548

ISBN-13: 9780253353542

Claudia R. Jensen provides the 1st unified learn of musical tradition in the court docket and church of Muscovite Russia. Spanning the interval from the deploy of Patriarch Iov in 1589 to the start of Peter the Great's reign in 1694, her booklet bargains particular bills of the celebratory musical performances for Russia's first patriarch -- occasions that have been very important monitors of Russian piety and gear. Jensen emphasizes music's assorted roles in Muscovite society and the both diversified evaluations and affects surrounding it. In an try and demystify what has formerly been an enigma to Western readers, she paints a transparent photograph of the wonderful elegance of musical performances and the ways that 17th-century Muscovites hired song for non secular enlightenment in addition to leisure.

Show description

Read or Download Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia (Russian Music Studies) PDF

Best musical genres books

Download PDF by Burton D. Fisher: The Valkyrie (Die Walkure) (Opera Journeys Mini Guide

A handy and accomplished pocket-sized consultant to Wagner's THE VALKYRIE, the second one tune drama of the hoop of the NIBELUNG cycle,featuring the tale SYNOPSIS, valuable CHARACTERS, and tale NARRATIVE with ONE-BAR song spotlight EXAMPLES.

Burton D Fisher's I Pagliacci (Opera Journeys Libretto Series) PDF

A NEWLY TRANSLATED LIBRETTO of Leoncavallo's I PAGLIACCI, English and Italian side-by-side, with tune spotlight Examples.

Download e-book for iPad: The 5 Seconds of Summer Quiz Book. 100 Questions on the Rock by Chris Cowlin

Are you keen on five Seconds of summer time? are you able to identify all of the band participants? have you ever the luck of the Australian band from the early days via to helping One path on journey and liberating their debut album? in the event you imagine you recognize all concerning the boys from down less than, there isn't any higher approach to try your wisdom than with this enjoyable quiz e-book.

Mina Carson, Tisa Lewis, Susan M. Shaw's Girls Rock!: Fifty Years of Women Making Music PDF

With a foreword by way of Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy RichardsGirls Rock! explores the various methods girls have outlined themselves as rock musicians in an as soon as ruled and regulated by way of males. Integrating heritage, feminist research, and developmental conception, the authors describe how and why ladies became rock musicians―what conjures up them to play and practice, how they write, what their track potential to them, and what they wish their song skill to listeners.

Extra resources for Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia (Russian Music Studies)

Example text

This reference again comes from Novodevichii Convent, to which Sofiia Alekseevna, daughter of Tsar Aleksei and half-sister of Peter the Great, was banished in 1689. About a decade later, in 1698, when Peter received information indicating that Sofiia was involved in an uprising by the musketeers, security around her was tightened, and she was finally forced to take her vows as a nun. Peter was concerned with isolating her entirely, and his e√orts included the male singers who performed in liturgical services there.

The Polish lords were busy dancing with great ladies. ’’≥∫ Stadnicki’s account describes what sounds like an all-night bacchanal on Friday that ended, abruptly and dramatically, with the sounding of the bells signaling the attack on Dmitrii and his court. The tsar’s chambers ring with all kinds of music. The Muscovite Hymen dances with the Polish Venus, who is assisted by Bacchus. Filled goblets pass from hand to hand among the Polish gentlemen . . Everyone got drunk, some from Falernskoe [Italian] wine, some from love .

Yet there were limitations to such entertainments, and the Russian court seems to have stressed the qualities of privacy and scale. The subsequent court performances by Horsey’s musicians, which would appear to contradict the horror of association with degenerate, instrument-laden skomorokhi, were essentially private and employed only small numbers of players. Horsey’s statement confirms this in a somewhat roundabout fashion. He describes how his musicians were invited to play for the royal family but paints their roles there as invisible: nameless but necessary servants.

Download PDF sample

Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia (Russian Music Studies) by Claudia R. Jensen


by Anthony
4.4

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 42 votes