Provides a basis for understanding the ethnomusicological principles of Russian folk song. In addition to his discussion of the various categories, Prokhorov includes a generous selection of songs arranged for voice and piano, together with texts and translations of the song texts. Anyone interested in this rich repertory of folk song, whether as teacher, singer, or music lover, will find this a rewarding collection.
Vadim Prokhorov is a composer, concert pianist and choral conductor. He is the author of twenty-two articles on classical music in the Encyclopedia Americana, for which he works as a contributing editor. He is also an editor for Musica Russica, Inc.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Guide to Transliteration and Pronunciation Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 1 Calendar Songs Chapter 6 2 Lyric Songs Chapter 7 3 Work Songs Chapter 8 4 Bylinas (Epic Songs) Chapter 9 5 Historical Songs Chapter 10 6 Urban Songs Chapter 11 Glossary of Russian Words Chapter 12 Selected Bibliography Chapter 13 Subject and Name Index Chapter 14 Song Index Chapter 15 About the Author