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Twentieth-century music and politics; essays in memory of Neil Edmunds. [Reference and Research Book News]

August 1, 2013

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ISBN: 9781409400264

TITLE: Twentieth-century music and politics; essays in memory of Neil Edmunds.

AUTHOR: Fairclough, Pauline.

PUBLISHER: Ashgate Publishing Co.

PUBLISH DATE: 2013

PAGES: 292

PRICE: $119.95

BINDING: Hardcover

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION: ML55

REVIEW: This collection exploring the relationship between music and politics in 20th-century Europe is dedicated to the memory of the late historian of Soviet musical life, Neil Edmunds. Fifteen papers are presented by editor Fairclough (music, U. of Bristol, England) on such specific topics as Anglo-Soviet musical exchanges in the late Stalin period; musical films and the war in Nazi cinema; xenophobia and British musical life in the first half of the century; musical life in Belgrade under German occupation; Joaquiin Rodrigo's Concierto Heroico and musical commemorations in post-Civil War Spain; Hungarian cabaret in wartime London; Irish nationalism, British imperialism, and the role of popular music; and Russian musical life in Shanghai during the interwar period. ((C) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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