Pauline Fairclough's A Soviet Credo: Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony PDF

Pauline Fairclough's A Soviet Credo: Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony PDF

By Pauline Fairclough

ISBN-10: 1138264709

ISBN-13: 9781138264700

Composed in 1935-36 and meant to be his inventive 'credo', Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony was once now not played publicly till 1961. the following, Dr Pauline Fairclough tackles head-on essentially the most major and least understood of Shostakovich's significant works. She argues that the Fourth Symphony was once considerably varied from its Soviet contemporaries by way of its constitution, dramaturgy, tone or even language, and as a result challenged the norms of Soviet symphonism at an important level of its improvement. With the backing of favorite musicologists akin to Ivan Sollertinsky, the composer may realistically have anticipated the leading to have taken position, and should also have meant the symphony to be a version for a brand new form of 'democratic' Soviet symphonism. Fairclough meticulously examines the rating to notify a dialogue of tonal and thematic tactics, allusion, paraphrase and connection with musical kinds, or intonations. Such research is determined deeply within the context of Soviet musical tradition throughout the interval 1932-36, concerning Shostakovich's contemporaries Shebalin, Myaskovsky, Kabalevsky and Popov. a brand new approach to research can be complex the following, the place various Soviet and Western analytical tools are expert via the theoretical paintings of Shostakovich's contemporaries Viktor Shklovsky, Boris Tomashevsky, Mikhail Bakhtin and Ivan Sollertinsky, including Theodor Adorno's overdue research of Mahler. during this manner, the ebook will considerably elevate an realizing of the symphony and its context.

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