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Music Divided: Bartok s Legacy in Cold War Culture (Hardback)

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

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ISBN 10: 0520249658 / ISBN 13: 9780520249653
Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2007
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Music Divided explores how political pressures affected musical life on both sides of the iron curtain during the early years of the cold war. In this groundbreaking study, Danielle Fosler-Lussier illuminates the pervasive political anxieties of the day through particular attention to artistic, music-theoretical, and propagandistic responses to the music of Hungary s most renowned twentieth-century composer, Bela Bartok. She shows how a tense period of political transition plagued Bartok s music and imperiled those who took a stand on its aesthetic value in the emerging socialist state. Her fascinating investigation of Bartok s reception outside of Hungary demonstrates that Western composers, too, formulated their ideas about musical style under the influence of ever-escalating cold war tensions. Music Divided surveys Bartok s role in provoking negative reactions to accessible music from Pierre Boulez, Hermann Scherchen, and Theodor Adorno. It considers Bartok s influence on the youthful compositions and thinking of Bruno Maderna and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and it outlines Bartok s legacy in the music of the Hungarian composers Andras Mihaly, Ferenc Szabo, and Endre Szervanszky. These details reveal the impact of local and international politics on the selection of music for concert and radio programs, on composers choices about musical style, on government radio propaganda about music, on the development of socialist realism, and on the use of modernism as an instrument of political action. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520249653

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Titre : Music Divided: Bartok s Legacy in Cold War ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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"Music Divided" explores how political pressures affected musical life on both sides of the iron curtain during the early years of the cold war. In this groundbreaking study, Danielle Fosler-Lussier illuminates the pervasive political anxieties of the day through particular attention to artistic, music-theoretical, and propagandistic responses to the music of Hungary's most renowned twentieth-century composer, Bela Bartok. She shows how a tense period of political transition plagued Bartok's music and imperiled those who took a stand on its aesthetic value in the emerging socialist state. Her fascinating investigation of Bartok's reception outside of Hungary demonstrates that Western composers, too, formulated their ideas about musical style under the influence of ever-escalating cold war tensions. "Music Divided" surveys Bartok's role in provoking negative reactions to 'accessible' music from Pierre Boulez, Hermann Scherchen, and Theodor Adorno. It considers Bartok's influence on the youthful compositions and thinking of Bruno Maderna and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and it outlines Bartok's legacy in the music of the Hungarian composers Andras Mihaly, Ferenc Szabo, and Endre Szervanszky. These details reveal the impact of local and international politics on the selection of music for concert and radio programs, on composers' choices about musical style, on government radio propaganda about music, on the development of socialist realism, and on the use of modernism as an instrument of political action.

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"A nuanced analysis ... Demonstrates with great clarity relationships between aesthetic questions and broader political and social issues." European History Qtly 20100420

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