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According to Stalin, Soviet music was to be "an art national in form and socialist in content." The degree to wich this dictum has been followed in modern Russian music is scrupulously recorded in the enlarged edition of Music and Musical Life in Soviet Russia. It contains Boris Schwarz' frank comentary on Soviet music, composers, concerts, competitions, and musical conditions in the Soviet Union. But the book as a whole is more than a musical history. It encompasses the growth of Soviet cultural life—not only composition and performane, but also ballet and opera, educational institutions and curricula, books and journals on music, and musical "politics."

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface to the Enlarged Edition
  2. Boris Schwarz
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Part I: Experimentation 1917-1921
  1. 1 The Musical Scene before the October Revolution
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  1. 2 The Early Years of the Revolution
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  1. Part II: Consolidation 1921-1932
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  1. 3 New Economic Policy and the Five Year Plan
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  1. 4 Opera, Ballet, and Orchestral Music, 1920’s
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  1. 5 The Institutes and Conservatories
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  1. Part III: Regimentation 1932-53
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  1. 6 The Resolution of 1932
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  1. 7 Opera, Ballet, and Orchestral Music, 1930’s
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  1. 8 The Great Patriotic War, Soviet War Symphonies
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  1. 9 The Zhdanov Era
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  1. 10 Musicologists on Trial
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  1. Part IV: Liberalization 1953-64
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  1. 11 From the Death of Stalin to the Twentieth Party Congress
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  1. 12 The Cultural Honeymoon
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  1. 13 Moscow, Autumn 1962
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  1. 14 Research, Education and Publishing
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  1. 15 Khrushchev confronts Culture
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  1. Part V: Collective Leadership 1964-70
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  1. 16 After Khrushchev
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  1. 17 The Avant-Garde and the Middle Group
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  1. 18 1967 The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Revolution
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  1. 19 1968-70 Reflection and Retrenchment
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  1. Part VI: Developments and Expansions 1970-81
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  1. 20 From the Lenin Centennial to the Death of Shostakovich
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  1. 21 Dissatisfactions, Directives, and Defections
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  1. Appendix: Conversation with Maxim Shostakovich
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  1. Addendum: New Dates
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  1. Notes on Sources
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  1. Selected Bibliography
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  1. Index
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