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Nietzsche s Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire (Hardback)

Rebecca Mitchell

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ISBN 10: 0300208898 / ISBN 13: 9780300208894
Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2016
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Language: English . Brand New Book. A prevailing belief among Russia s cultural elite in the early twentieth century was that the music of composers such as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Aleksandr Scriabin, and Nikolai Medtner could forge a shared identity for the Russian people across social and economic divides. In this illuminating study of competing artistic and ideological visions at the close of Russia s Silver Age, author Rebecca Mitchell interweaves cultural history, music, and philosophy to explore how Nietzsche s orphans strove to find in music a means to overcome the disunity of modern life in the final tumultuous years before World War I and the Communist Revolution. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300208894

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Titre : Nietzsche s Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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A prevailing belief among Russia’s cultural elite in the early twentieth century was that the music of composers such as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Aleksandr Scriabin, and Nikolai Medtner could forge a shared identity for the Russian people across social and economic divides. In this illuminating study of competing artistic and ideological visions at the close of Russia’s “Silver Age,” author Rebecca Mitchell interweaves cultural history, music, and philosophy to explore how “Nietzsche’s orphans” strove to find in music a means to overcome the disunity of modern life in the final tumultuous years before World War I and the Communist Revolution.

About the Author:

Rebecca Mitchell is assistant professor of history at Middlebury College. She lives in Vermont.

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