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Buchneuerscheinung: „Ex oriente…“

Verlag Ernst Kuhn Berlin has just published Nr. 25 of studia slavica musicologica in English language: “Ex oriente …”, edited by Valeria Tsenova.

What happened to contemporary music in the Soviet Union after Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev? This book is a valuable source of information on the composers of the generation following these three great innovators. It is a document of the “hidden” period of Russian music, of what happened after the denunciation of Shostakovich and Prokofiev by the Composers’ Union. The most interesting and innovative composers from Russia and the former Soviet Republics are profiled by leading Russian musicologists. Featured composers include: Nikolai Sidelnikov, Vladimir Martynov, Boris Chaikovsky, Andrei Eshpai, Galina Ustwolskaya, Yuri Kasparov, Arvo Pärt, Viktor Suslin, Dmitry Smirnov, Elena Firsova.

(ISBN 3-928864-84-X)