History of Music in Russia from Antiquity to 1800, Vol. 1

by Nikolai Findeizen

Edited by Milos Velimirovic and Claudia R. Jensen

Published by: Indiana University Press

496 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 in, 138 b&w photos, 75 figures

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253348258
  • Published: February 2008


  • eBook
  • 9780253026378
  • Published: February 2008


In its scope and command of primary sources and its generosity of scholarly inquiry, Nikolai Findeizen's monumental work, published in 1928 and 1929 in Soviet Russia, places the origins and development of music in Russia within the context of Russia's cultural and social history.

Volume 2 of Findeizen's landmark study surveys music in court life during the reigns of Elizabeth I and Catherine II, music in Russian domestic and public life in the second half of the 18th century, and the variety and vitality of Russian music at the end of the 18th century.