Music of the Repressed Russian Avant-Garde, 1900-1929

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Reverie ( 1907)
Symphony ( 1910)
V chasy novolun'ya. Tone Poem for orchestra ( 1912-1913)
Chamber Symphony (192?)
Man and Sea. Symphonic Poem after Baudelaire ( 1921, unpublished)
Symphony No.1 ( 1922, unpublished) (incomplete?)
Symphony No.2 (unpublished) (incomplete?)
World's End. Symphonic Poem after Laforgue ( 1922, unpublished)
Concerto for violin and orchestra ( 1925)
Hymn of the Soviet Militia for wind orchestra (192?)
Komsomoliya. Symphonic Poem ( 1928)
Pakhta. Ballet (Uzbek folk themes) (193?)
Uzbekistan. Symphonic Poem (193?)
Violin Concerto No.2 (193?)
Chamber symphonies

Obituary on A. M. Abaza. Muzyka, 208 ( 1915).
"Kul'trabota Vserabisa." Vestnik rabotnikov iskusstv, 2-3 ( 1920).
Notes on Webern "4 Pieces for Violin and Piano." K novym beregam, 1 ( 1923).
"Lunnyy P'yero Arnol'da Schoenberga." K novym beregam, 3 ( 1923):28.
"Nik. A. Roslavets o sebe i o svoyem tvorchestve." SovremMuz, 1 ( 1924):132.
"O reaktsionnom i progressivnom v muzyke." Muzykal'naya kul'tura 1 ( 1924) (signed by pseudonym "Dialektik').
"Popovodu. . .('Proletariat i utochennost')." Muzykal'naya kul'tura, 2 ( 1924) (signed by pseudonym "Dialektik').
Editor or Co-editor of:
Abaza-Grigoryev A.: Muzyka i tekhnika. Moscow, 1925.
Grebnev A. F.: Kak vesti khorovuyu rabotu v klubakh. Moscow, 1925.
Ivanov-Boretski M.: Pervobytnoe muzykal'noe iskusstvo. Moscow, 1925.
Sabaneev L. L.: Chto takoe myzika. Moscow, 1925 and 1928.
Zimin P. N.: Kakie byvayut muzykal'nye instrumenty i kakime sposobami poluchayutsa iz nikh muzykal'nye zvuki. Moscow, 1925.
Unpublished during Roslavets' Lifetime:
Plan for a book: Novaya sistema kompozitorskovo obrazovaniya i novye metody predpodavaniya kompozitsii ( 1926- 1927)
Pedagogicheskie osnovy novoy sistemy muzykal'no-tvorcheskovo obrazovaniya (undated, close to 1930?)
Rabochaya kniga po tekhnologii muzykal'noy kompozitsii. Chasti teoreticheskaya i prakticheskaya. Issledovanie ( 1931)
Issledovanie o muzykal'nom zvuke i lade (193?)
Sistema organizatsii zvukov
Roslavets archive in the Central State Archives of Literature and Art, file No. 2659.


"N. M."(Myaskovsky): in Muzyka, 197 ( 1914).

Sabaneev L.: N. A. Roslavets. SovremMuz, 1 ( March 1924):33-36 (article is signed with the pseudonym "L") Translated in Musikblatter des anbruch, 7 ( 1925):179.

Myaskovsky N.: "Na kontsertakh sovremennoy rusokoy muzyki." Muzykal'naya kul'tura. 1 ( 1924): 66-67.

Belyaev V.: "Muzykal'nye vystavki." Muzykal'naya kul'tura, 1 ( 1924):68.

Alekseev V.: "Kontsert iz proizvedenii N. A. Roslavtsa." Muzykal'naya nov', 4 ( 1924):27-28.

Braudo E.: "Organizator zvukov. N. A. Roslavets." Vestnik rabotnikov iskusstv, 2 ( 1925):14.

Braudo E.: "Avtorskly vecher N. Roslavtsa." Izvestiya, ( February 17 1926).

Sabaneev L.: "Nicolai Roslavets." Parizhskiy vestnik, ( March 1926):31.


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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • 1 1
  • Bibliography 7
  • Part I - The Precursors 10
  • 2 - Vladimir I. Rebikov: The Inventor of Whole-Tone Music 10
  • Bibliography 25
  • 3: Aleksei V. Stanchinskiy 27
  • Part II - The Big Three 38
  • 4 - Nikolai A. Roslavets: The Russian Schoenberg 38
  • Bibliography 58
  • 5: Aleksandr V. Mosolov 60
  • 6: Arthur V. Lourié 87
  • Part III - The Smaller Five 111
  • 7 - Leonid A. Polovinkin: The Partial Avant-Gardist 111
  • Bibliography 132
  • 8 - Vladimir V. Shcherbachev: Old Wine in New Vessels 133
  • 9: Lev K. Knipper 149
  • 10: Boris N. Liatoshinski 158
  • 11 - Vladimir M. Deshevov: The Man of the Theater 171
  • Part IV - The Reluctant Avant-Gardists 183
  • 12 - Samuil E. Feinberg: The Post-Scriabin Pianist 183
  • Bibliography 198
  • 13: Anatoliy N. Aleksandrov 199
  • 14 - Boris A. Aleksandrov: Son of the Composer of the Soviet Anthem 216
  • Part V 217
  • 15: Aleksandr A. Krein 219
  • 16 - Grigoriy A. Krein: Toward Assimilation 225
  • Bibliography 229
  • 17 - Yulian G. Krein: Precocious Cosmopolitan 235
  • 18 - The Ukrainian Bartók and Bloch 241
  • 19: Mikhail F. Gnessin 242
  • Part VI 248
  • 20 248
  • 21: Nikolai Obukhov 254
  • 22: Iosif M. Schillinger 264
  • 23: Aleksandr N. Tcherepnine 273
  • Part VII 283
  • 24 283
  • 25: Leonid L. Sabaneev 291
  • 26 - Dmitriy M. Melkikh: Rhapsodist 309
  • 27: Gavrill N. Popov 310
  • 28: Aleksei S. Zhivotov 318
  • 29: Efim Golyshchev 323
  • 30 - Georgi M. Rimsky-Korsakov: Microtonist 328
  • Appendix: Further Scores for Study and Reference 329
  • Index 343
  • About the Author 349
  • Recent Titles in Contributions to the Study of Music and Dance 351


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