The Symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich: A Discussion on How Socialist Realism Impacted the Composer and His Music

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Title:
The Symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich: A Discussion on How Socialist Realism Impacted the Composer and His Music
Author:
Guthridge, Lauren Alescandra
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In the following discussion, the First and Fourth Symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich will be analyzed with special focus on musical traits as they relate to Socialist Realism. Based respectively on the political climate in Soviet Russia during the 1920s and 1930s, the First and Fourth Symphonies have very different musical styles. Shostakovich’s compositional progression was impacted by the policies of Socialist Realism at the time he wrote his Fourth Symphony. In order to protect his integrity as a composer, Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony was premiered 25 years after its completion, proving the immense influence of Stalin and the Communist ideals of Socialist Realism on his musical style.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleThe Symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich: A Discussion on How Socialist Realism Impacted the Composer and His Musicen_US
dc.creatorGuthridge, Lauren Alescandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuthridge, Lauren Alescandraen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the following discussion, the First and Fourth Symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich will be analyzed with special focus on musical traits as they relate to Socialist Realism. Based respectively on the political climate in Soviet Russia during the 1920s and 1930s, the First and Fourth Symphonies have very different musical styles. Shostakovich’s compositional progression was impacted by the policies of Socialist Realism at the time he wrote his Fourth Symphony. In order to protect his integrity as a composer, Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony was premiered 25 years after its completion, proving the immense influence of Stalin and the Communist ideals of Socialist Realism on his musical style.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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