Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018)

Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality: Georgy Sviridov’s Russia Cast Adrift

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Richard Louis Gillies
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Richard Louis Gillies
Available Online December 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.138How to use a DOI?
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Georgy Sviridov; Russian nationalism; Soviet culture; music and poetry; music and society
Abstract

This article presents an overview of research on Georgy Sviridov’s 1977 vocal cycle Russia Cast Adrift undertaken during the writing of my doctoral thesis (awarded by the University of Manchester in July 2018). The discussion focuses on Sviridov’s response to bucolic and religious themes in Esenin’s poetry. Ultimately it is suggested that Sviridov’s engagement with such themes allows the work to be understood as a musical analogue to developments in literature, visual art, and film that were representative of a burgeoning Russian nationalist movement in the post-Stalinist era. This allows for a more nuanced characterisation of Sviridov and his music than is commonly acknowledged in English-language musicology.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-627-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.138How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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