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Funeral Games in Honor of Arthur Vincent Lourié

Klára Móricz and Simon Morrison


An exploration of the unhappy career of Arthur Lourié, a cutting-edge modernist composer who briefly served the Soviet regime before emigrating to Germany, France, and ultimately the United States, where his life and works both came to a bathetic end. The book surveys his involvement in the Russian Futurist movement and his subsequent cultivation of a form of Neoclassicism indebted to the spiritual philosophy of Jacques Maritain. Much of the aesthetic and technical discussion focuses on Lourié’s grandly eulogistic opera The Blackamoor of Peter the Great, which he considered his masterpiece, bu ... More

Keywords: Arthur Lourié, Neoclassicism, Jacques Maritain, Eurasianism, Vernon Duke, Serge Koussevitzky, opera, Igor Stravinsky

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199829446
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829446.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Klára Móricz, editor
Amherst College

Simon Morrison, editor
Princeton University

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