By Nicholas Rzhevsky
Russia has a wealthy, large, unwieldy cultural culture. tips to take hold of it? This lecture room reader is designed to answer that challenge. The literary works chosen for inclusion during this anthology introduce the center cultural and ancient topics of Russia's civilisation. each one textual content has resonance during the arts - in Rublev's icons, Meyerhold's theatre, Mousorgsky's operas, Prokofiev's symphonies, Fokine's choreography and Kandinsky's work. This fabric is supported through introductions, invaluable annotations and bibliographies of assets in all media. The reader is meant to be used in classes in Russian literature, tradition and civilisation, in addition to comparative literature.
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Glory be to Thee, my Christ, to Thy great Compassion, that Thou hast directed my worldly feet onto the right way, running to Thee without fault. Look down from Thy holy heights and see the sickness of my heart, which I caught from my kinsman, that for Thy sake I am killed this day. 28 I am counted as a sheep for the slaughter. For Thou knowest, my Lord, that I shall neither resist nor speak contrarily. Though I had all my father's troops in my hands and all whom my father loved, yet I plotted nought against my brother.
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Text by the composer after a play by Vladimir Stasov; completed by Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov. Cast: Ivan Petrov, Tatiana Tugarinova, Vladimir Atlantov, Artur Eizen, Elena Obraztsova, Aleksandr Vedernikov. Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi Theater. Conductor, Mark Ermler. Melodiia/Angel, 1977. Tishchenko, B. Yaroslavna. Ballet in Three Acts. Choreographed meditations. , 2 records. Film Aleksandr Nevskyii. Director, Sergei Eisenstein. Mosfilm. 1938. Distributed by Hollywood Home Theater, 1980.