Mahler Reconstructed: Sollertinsky and the Soviet Symphony

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This article is the first critical examination of any of Sollertinsky's writings on music. It takes as 'Aesopian' look at his 1932 Mahler monograph, arguing that, by ostensibly categorising him as an unsuitable model for Soviet composers owing to his Romantic world-view, Sollertinsky on another level presents him as an ideologically acceptable 'fellow traveller', whose 'democratic' appraoch to musical language could serve as a model for Soviet composers, in particular Shostakovich.
Translated title of the contributionMahler Reconstructed: Sollertinsky and the Soviet Symphony
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367 - 390
Number of pages24
JournalMusical Quarterly
Volume85 (2)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001

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Publisher: Oxford University Press


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