The tsarist, Communist, and post-Communist spaces produced many impressive composers from Mussorgsky to Tchaikovsky and Chopin. This section explores their lives, works, and the museums now devoted to them.

Book Review of Music and Soviet Power by Marina Frolova-Walker and Jonathan Walker

Marina Frolova-Walker and Jonathan Walker’s Music and Soviet Power, 1917-1932, “trace[s] the transformation of pre-Revolutionary Russian music culture into Soviet music culture over the space of fifteen years”[1] focusing on how the music changed and adapted to the communist ideology of the new Soviet Union. It takes us through the tumultuous experimental period from the […]

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