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Claudia R. Jensen presents the first unified study of musical culture in the court and church of Muscovite Russia. Spanning the period from the installation of Patriarch Iov in 1589 to the beginning of Peter the Great's reign in 1694, her book offers detailed accounts of the celebratory musical performances for Russia's first patriarch -- events that were important displays of Russian piety and power. Jensen emphasizes music's varied roles in Muscovite society and the equally varied opinions and influences surrounding it. In an attempt to demystify what has previously been an enigma to Western readers, she paints a clear picture of the dazzling splendor of musical performances and the ways in which 17th-century Muscovites employed music for spiritual enlightenment as well as entertainment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: The New Patriarch
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. One The True False Dmitrii and the Death of Music in Moscow
  2. pp. 10-24
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  1. Two ‘‘Wondrous singers and exceptional voices’’: Singers and Singing in Muscovy
  2. pp. 25-56
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  1. Three ‘‘Sweet and harmonious singing’’: Domestic Singers and Domestic Singing
  2. pp. 57-76
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  1. Four Tavern and Wedding: The Instrumental Traditions at the Muscovite Court
  2. pp. 77-104
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  1. Five Nikolai Diletskii: Language and Imagery in Muscovite Music Theory
  2. pp. 105-162
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  1. Six The Muscovite Court Theater
  2. pp. 163-211
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  1. Epilogue. Reversing Our Gaze: A Case Study
  2. pp. 212-224
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 225-228
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 229-310
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 311-342
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 343-359
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253003478
Related ISBN
9780253353542
MARC Record
OCLC
526106578
Pages
376
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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