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Examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. A comparative inquiry into the relationship between music and politics in the German Democratic Republic and Poland from the aftermath of World War II through Stalin's death in 1953, concluding with the slow process of de-Stalinization in the mid-to-late 1990s. This book examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. It presents a comparative inquiry into the relationship between music and politics in the German Democratic Republic and Poland from the aftermath of World War II through Stalin’s death in 1953, concluding with the slow process of de-Stalinization in the mid- to late-1950s.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1 The Rise and Decline of Socialist Realism in Music
  2. pp. 15-94
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  1. 2 The Composers’ Unions between Party Aims and Professional Autonomy
  2. pp. 95-130
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  1. 3 The Struggle over Commissions
  2. pp. 131-166
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  1. 4 The Music Festival as Pedagogical Experience
  2. pp. 167-196
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  1. 5 The Concert Landscape
  2. pp. 197-246
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 247-252
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 253-286
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 287-300
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781557536471
Related ISBN
9781557537027
MARC Record
OCLC
1111384832
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-21
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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