Item #1917 [SOVIET MUSIC] Muzyku na front sotsiialistychnogo budivnytstva. Biuleten’ Ch. 3 [i.e. Music for the Frontline of Socialist Construction. Bulletin Pt.3]
[SOVIET MUSIC] Muzyku na front sotsiialistychnogo budivnytstva. Biuleten’ Ch. 3 [i.e. Music for the Frontline of Socialist Construction. Bulletin Pt.3]
[SOVIET MUSIC] Muzyku na front sotsiialistychnogo budivnytstva. Biuleten’ Ch. 3 [i.e. Music for the Frontline of Socialist Construction. Bulletin Pt.3]

[SOVIET MUSIC] Muzyku na front sotsiialistychnogo budivnytstva. Biuleten’ Ch. 3 [i.e. Music for the Frontline of Socialist Construction. Bulletin Pt.3]

[Kharkiv]: Vydannia “Ukrfilu”, 1931. Item #1917

16 pp. 20,5x14 cm. In original constructivist wrappers. Spine restored, covers slightly soiled, otherwise very good. One of 3000 copies. Very rare. In Ukrainian.

The edition propagated a great ideological event, the All-Ukrainian Music Olympiad which was supposed to form new standards of socialist music.
The First All-Ukrainian Music Olympiad took place from May 1 to May 4, 1931 in Kharkiv. It was commissioned by the People’s Commissariat of Education of the Ukrainian SSR. More than 60 professional and amateur groups and more than 2 thousand musical performers took part in the competition. The Music Olympiad took place in several stages. Qualifying competitions were held in villages, districts and cities. Amateur groups and professional performers competed separately. The Bulletin reads: “There is no neutral art and apolitical music. Moreover, apolitical music is hostile to us [socialist people] because it proposes to dampen the class struggle, put the proletariat to
sleep. Music might be attached to the struggle for the Industrial Financial Plan, mastering technics, collectivization, [development of] transport, Communist education, mass literacy, proletarian culture. <...> It is necessary to fight against Foxtrotism, Small-Russia-ism and other musical phenomena”. Most likely, the term “Small-Russiaism”
defined Ukrainian nationalist music. In the early 1930s, Soviet authorities began to repress it along with capitalist foxtrot and church-related music.

The edition includes jury members, a competition schedule with all venues listed, programs of concerts given by the All-Ukrainian Association for Revolutionary Music (VUTORM), the Association of Proletarian Music of Ukraine (APMU), the Association of Revolutionary Composers of Ukraine (ARKU).

Not in Worldcat.

Status: On Hold
See all items in Music, Ukraine