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Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture and Politics

Marina Frolova-Walker


This book takes a new look at musical life in Iosif Stalin's Soviet Union. It focuses on the musicians and composers who received Stalin Prizes, awarded annually to artists whose work was thought to represent the best in Soviet culture. The book sheds new light on the Communist leader's personal tastes, the lives and careers of those honored, including multiple-recipients Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich, and the elusive artistic concept of ‘Socialist Realism’, offering the most comprehensive examination to date of the relationship between music and the Soviet state from 1940 through 1 ... More

Keywords: musicians, Soviet Union, Iosif Stalin, Stalin Prize, composers, Soviet culture, Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitry Shostakovich, Socialist Realism, music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300208849
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300208849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marina Frolova-Walker, author
Cambridge University

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