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Rebecca Mitchell

Middlebury College

Rebecca Mitchell is Associate Professor of History at Middlebury College. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and chapters, as well as two monographs: Sergei Rachmaninoff (Reaktion Press, 2022) and Nietzsche’s Orphans: Music, Metaphysics and the Twilight of the Russian Empire (Yale University Press, 2015). Nietzsche’s Orphans was awarded the 2016 W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize by the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) for a first monograph “that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia’s past”.  Her research focuses on the intersection of philosophy, religious belief, music and contested identities (imperial, national, religious, regional) in the Russian empire and Soviet Union.

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Musical Metaphysics In Late Imperial Russia

Scriabin and the Russian Silver Age

Nietzsche's Orphans: Music, Metaphysics, and the Twilight of the Russian Empire

Leonid Sabaneev’s Apocalypse and Musical Metaphysics after 1917

How Russian Was Wagner? Russian Campaigns to Defend or Destroy the German Composer during the Great War (1914-1918)