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This book presents a primary source in music history, the memoirs of the Swiss music critic and scholar of Russian music, Robert Aloys Mooser. The memoir includes Mooser’s description of music and musical life in Geneva and St.Petersburg in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His first-hand account of musical figures and events, seen through the eyes of a Protestant Genevan, introduce the reader to the main cultural currents of the time. This book contains eleven black and white photographs and and twelve color photographs.
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Dr. Mary S. Woodside is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Guelph. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Dr. Neal Johnson recently retired as Professor of French from the Departement d'Etudes francaises, University of Guelph. He received his Ph. D. from the Universite d'Aix-en-Provence.Review:
"Mooser's memoirs in English translation, enhanced by Mary Woodside's splendid annotations, make available an important primary source in its own right, to the benefit of music historians and music lovers alike." - Malcom Hamrick Brown Professor Emeritus Indiana University Founding Editor of the series Russian Music Studies "Mooser's Memoirs provide a valuable insight on what happens when musicians and music migrate from one cultural site to another." - Dr. Friedemann Sallis Associate Professor University of Calgary "This book will be the first English translation of a primary source for the period 1890-1910." - John D. Kissick Professor and Director School of Fine Art and Music University of Guelph "An entertaining, illuminating romp through turn-of-the century St. Petersburg culture.... Neal Johnson is to be commended for his sparkling translation and Mary Woodside for her indispensable commentary to the memoirs, which, beyond their technical insights, attest to the power of art to shape politics." - Dr. Simon Morrison Associate Professor of Music Princeton University"
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Book Description Edwin Mellen Pr, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M077345215X