Review of The Struggle for Control of Soviet Music from 1932 to 1948: Socialist Realism vs. Western Formalism, by Meri Herrala

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Joan Titus, Associate Professor of Musicology (Creator)
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Abstract: In her descriptive and lengthy tome, Finnish historian Meri Herrala uses Soviet opera as a lens to examine the nuanced relationships between the Union of Soviet Composers, opera theaters, Muzfond, and other Soviet musical-cultural institutions between 1932 and 1948, focusing on the significant and oft-discussed scandals of 1936 and 1948.

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Russian Review
Language: English
Date: 2013
Meri Herrala, Soviet Music, Socialist Realism, Western Formalism, review

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