A Talk by Marina Frolova-Walker
Language: In English
Marina Frolova-Walker is currently working on her Leverhulme-funded research project “The Stalin Prize: Fostering Music for the People”, and her talk will present her most recent discoveries made in Moscow archives.
Marina Frolova-Walker is Reader in Music History and a Fellow of Clare College. She was an undergraduate and then a graduate student at the Moscow Conservatoire during the exciting times of Gorbachev, perestroika and the demise of the Soviet Union. In 1994 she defended her PhD thesis on Schumann’s symphonies and their influence on Russian music, and in the same year moved to the United Kingdom. Before coming to Cambridge in 2000, she taught at the University of Ulster, Goldsmiths College London and the University of Southampton. Her interest in the historiography of Russian music and the nationalist/exoticist myths perpetuated in it resulted in her book Russian Music and Nationalism from Glinka to Stalin. (Yale University Press, 2007). Her present research interests are primarily in 20th-century cultural history, particularly in the area of Soviet music and musical life. Her most recent book (co-authored with Jonathan Walker) is Music and Soviet Power, 1917-32 (Boydell and Brewer, 2012)