Ivan Sollertinskii was, together with Boris Asafiev, the most important music critic and scholar in Soviet Russia until his early death in 1944. This article examines his monograph on Mahler in the light of his association with Bakhtin and his close friendship with Shostakovich. It concludes that Sollertinskii, by presenting Mahler in a favourable ideological light as a 'fellow traveller', aimed to found a new aesthetic basis for Soviet symphonism based on features of Mahler's work.
|Translated title of the contribution||Sollertinskii and Dialogical Symphonism|
|Title of host publication||The Bakhtin Circle. In the Master's Absence|
|Editors||Craig Brandist, David Shepherd, Galin Tihanov|
|Publisher||Manchester University Press|
|Pages||167 - 185|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|