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Dangerous melodies : classical music in America from the Great War through the Cold War /
Jonathan Rosenberg.
edition
First edition.
imprint
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]
description
xxv, 485 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN
0393608425, 9780393608427, 9780393608434
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]
isbn
0393608425
9780393608427
9780393608434
abstract
"A Juilliard-trained musician and professor of history explores the fascinating entanglement of classical music with American foreign relations. Dangerous Melodies vividly evokes a time when classical music stood at the center of American life, occupying a prominent place in the nation's culture and politics. The work of renowned conductors, instrumentalists, and singers-and the activities of orchestras and opera companies-were intertwined with momentous international events: two world wars, the rise of fascism, and the Cold War. Jonathan Rosenberg recovers the politics behind classical music, showing how German musicians were dismissed or imprisoned as the country's music was swept from American auditoriums during World War I-yet, twenty years later, those same compositions could inspire Americans in the fight against Nazism while Russian music was deployed to strengthen the U.S.-Soviet alliance. During the Cold War, Van Cliburn's triumph in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow became cause for America to celebrate. In Dangerous Melodies, Rosenberg delves into the singular decades-long relationship of classical music and political ideology in America"--
catalogue key
13139161
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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