This book presents a primary source in music history, the memoirs of the Swiss music critic and scholar of Russian music, Robert Aloys Mooser. The memoir includes Mooser's description of music and musical life in Geneva and St. Petersburg in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His first-hand account of musical figures and events, seen through the eyes of a Protestant Genevan, introduce the reader to the main cultural currents of the time.
Dr. Mary S. Woodside is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Guelph. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Dr. Neal Johnson recently retired as Professor of French from the Departement d'Etudes francaises, University of Guelph. He received his Ph. D. from the Universite d'Aix-en-Provence.
List of Illustrations; Preface: About the Edition; Foreword by Malcolm Hamrick Brown; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Journeys; Artists; Theatres and Troupes; Concerts, Ensembles, Patrons; The Siloti Concerts; Composers; Postlude; Appendix I: Select Genealogy of Romanovs; Appendix II: Selected articles from the Journal de Saint-Petersbourg; Bibliography; Index.