Review of the book: Hakobian L. Music of Soviet Era: 1917–1991. Second edition. London, New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. xvi, 512 p. (Routledge Russian and East European Music and Culture)
A situation with regard to the studying of the twentieth-century music in both Russian- and English-speaking musicologists’ works is analyzed in the article. It is emphasized that, in terms of studying this particular trend, Russian musicology has still been staying behind due to political and ideological restrictions of the Soviet period. A survey of some contemporary Russian and foreign researches about the twentieth-century music, as well as that of some important international musicological conferences, is introduced.