Musical Cultures in 17th-Century Russia (Hardcover)

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


Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253353542
SKU 211871403
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0253353548
Release Date 9/1/2009
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Publisher Indiana University Press
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