Twentieth-Century Music and Politics

Twentieth-Century Music and Politics

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When considering the role music played in the major totalitarian regimes of the century it is music's usefulness as propaganda that leaps first to mind. But as a number of the chapters in this volume demonstrate, there is a complex relationship both between art music and politicised mass culture, and between entertainment and propaganda. Nationality, self/other, power and ideology are the dominant themes of this book, whilst key topics include: music in totalitarian regimes; music as propaganda; music and national identity; AcmigrAc communities and composers; music's role in shaping identities of 'self' and 'other' and music as both resistance to and instrument of oppression. Taking the contributions together it becomes clear that shared experiences such as war, dictatorship, colonialism, exile and emigration produced different, yet clearly inter-related musical consequences.Essays in Memory of Neil Edmunds Pauline Fairclough. the undistinguished and monotonous music, and the lack of individuality among characters crudely drawn as either ... Echoing the Soviet Resolutiona#39;s call to respect the a#39;best traditions of Russian and western classical musica#39;, 15 Meyer set a mandate of the VDKM to 10 Memo from Leonard Isaacs to Head of Music Programmes, BBC Written Archives Centre, R27/556, Music Reports, 1928a€“1954, Buc-Bush, A., 23 Nov. 1953.

Title:Twentieth-Century Music and Politics
Author: Pauline Fairclough
Publisher:Routledge - 2016-02-17

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