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Post-czar period in russian music

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Post-Czar period: 1. 1917-1921 – revolution takes place (Kerensky); 6 months there was a democratic leader in Russia (Kerensky) with a weak government and was overthrown after a few months; Soviets come into power (Lenin); CONFUSION, GRADUAL RELAXATION OF CENSORSHIP; TOO BUSY POLITICAL LEADERS TO WORRY ABOUT MUSIC MAKING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE; MOSCOW RISES TO BECOME CAPITOL; St. Petersburg used to be number one and now it is number 2 behind Moscow 2. 1921-1932 – Lenin dies (1924); fighting about who would take over; before Stalin took control of arts; relative freedom; avant-garde; conservative; Open minded (association of Contemporary Musicians) – avant-garde Conservative (Russian Association of Proletarian Musicians) Two organizations were fighting the whole time; Stalin ends liberal group and members are ordered to join RAPM which caused internal squabbles rather than external squabbles; 3. 1932- 1939 - Stalin now controls country; general crackdown on artists in
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