Lecture 15 - Russian Music

Lecture 15 - Russian Music - Lecture 15 Russian Music St....

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Lecture 15 – Russian Music St. Petersburg Where Russian music flourished Russian music entered relatively late “northern Venice” fantastic and theatrical vibrant history, Peter the Great, Vladimir Lenin, radical shifts in history yellow vapor Peter Tchaikovsky (1940-93) first famous graduate of St. Petersburg Conservatory; first famous professionally trained composer in Russia patroness funded him to compose, on the condition that they never meet face to face, b/c her family did not want to squander in arts, luxury o allowed him to travel extensively to Italy and Germany o lived as a cosmopolitan , international figure other composers looked down on him, although he was celebrated and respected by audiences, misconceptions o influenced writings about him and his reputation o seen has a purveyor of pleasant tunes, kitsch, rather than profounder, philosophical side of music, not that significant o came about from a misunderstanding of his aesthetics and life o his letters to relatives are self-deprecating, depressed, melancholic, reflection of personalities of people he was writing to (like his patroness) o misrepresentation of his works based on what he was saying about himself o myth: how he died: he committed suicide b/c of homosexuality:
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