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Author Tomoff, Kiril.

Title Creative union : the professional organization of Soviet composers, 1939-1953 / Kiril Tomoff
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006


Description 1 online resource
Series Cornell scholarship online
Cornell scholarship online
Contents The formation of the Composers' Union, 1932-41 -- Administering the creative process -- Composers on the march, 1941-45 -- Zhdanovshchina and the Ogolevets affair -- Brouhaha! : party intervention and professional consolidation, 1948 -- Anticosmopolitanism and the music profession, 1949-53 -- The results of party intervention -- Muzfond, royalties, and popularity -- Elite hierarchies -- "Most respected comrade -- " : informal networks in the Stalinist music world
Summary "Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence of musicians in the cultural elite? This is one of the questions that Kiril Tomoff seeks to answer in Creative Union, the first book about any of the professional unions that dominated Soviet cultural life at the time. Drawing on hitherto untapped archives, he shows how the Union of Soviet Composers established control over the music profession and negotiated the relationship between composers and the Communist Party leadership
Central to Tomoff's argument is the institutional authority and prestige that the musical profession accrued and deployed within Soviet society, enabling musicians to withstand the postwar disciplinary campaigns that were so crippling in other artistic and literary spheres."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-311) and index
Notes In English
SUBJECT Goria, A. gnd
Subject Soi︠u︡z kompozitorov SSSR -- History
SUBJECT Soi︠u︡z kompozitorov SSSR. fast (OCoLC)fst00551570
Sojuz Kompozitorov SSSR gnd
Sovetskaja Associacija Meždunarodnogo Prava gnd
Subject Music and state -- Soviet Union
Musicians -- Labor unions -- Soviet Union
Music -- Soviet Union -- History and criticism
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Classical.
MUSIC -- Reference.
Music and state.
Musicians -- Labor unions.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006001749
ISBN 9781501730023