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Five Operas and a SymphonyWord and Music in Russian Culture$
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Boris Gasparov

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106503

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106503.001.0001

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Lost in a Symbolist City: Multiple Chronotopes in Chaikovsky's The Queen of Spades

Lost in a Symbolist City: Multiple Chronotopes in Chaikovsky's The Queen of Spades

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(p.132) 5 Lost in a Symbolist City: Multiple Chronotopes in Chaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
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Five Operas and a Symphony
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Boris Gasparov

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300106503.003.0006

This chapter examines Pyotr Ilyich Chaikovsky's opera The Queen of Spades, which was based on Alexander Pushkin's short story. It identifies the symbolist and expressionist traits in the opera and suggests that it was a quintessentially Petersburgian tale that absorbed into itself and powerfully contributed to the peculiar spirit of a symbolist city. It also discusses how the sounds of Chaikovsky's The Queen of Spades became an overture to the symbolist drama of an imperial city on the road to its collapse.

Keywords:   The Queen of Spades, Pyotr Ilyich Chaikovsky, Alexander Pushkin, Petersburgian tale, symbolist city, symbolist drama

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