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‘In onore della Resistenza’: Mario Zafred and Symphonic Neorealism

Ben Earle

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The post-1945 neo-realist movement in Italian cinema is one of the twentieth century's most enduring cultural legacies. In his Fourth Symphony, ‘In onore della Resistenza’ (1950), Mario Zafred ... More


Picturing Privacy: Photography and Domesticity

Paul Betts

in Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199208845
eISBN:
9780191594755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208845.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

This chapter moves the discussion in a new direction, exploring how private life was presented in the visual arts and in particular photography. Whereas private life played little role in East German ... More


Seeking the Formula, 1938–1939

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's activities from the spring of 1938 to the winter of 1939, a period that witnessed the loss of his ability to travel abroad, the arrest (at the height of the ... More


Black, White, and Red: Communism and Anti-Colonialism in Alan Bush’s The Sugar Reapers

Joanna Bullivant

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The opera The Sugar Reapers (1962–5), by Alan Bush (1900–95), is doubly outside the communist bloc: the work of an English communist, set in the remote South American colony of British Guiana. Yet ... More


Chinese Cinema in a World of Flows: The New Wave in the People’s Republic of China

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The “flow” has been one of the key metaphors used to describe the increasingly rapid movement of goods, people, ideas, and images in the age of globalization. This chapter focuses on Chinese cinema ... More


Towards Political and Musical Renewal: The Other Idea of Communism

Giacomo Manzoni

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Giacomo Manzoni is one of Italy's most renowned composers and also a sought-after composition teacher. From 1958 to 1967 he was the music critic of the daily newspaper of the Italian Communist Party ... More


Sound and Socialist Identity: Negotiating the Musical Soundscape in the Stalinist GDR

David Tompkins

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a fresh perspective on the musical world of Stalinist East Germany, and argues that the vibrant soundscape was marked by the hopes and desires of both composers and the audience ... More


Gorky’s Gulag

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter establishes how the writer Maxim Gorky's return to the Soviet Union from European exile in 1928 to become a chief architect of Stalinist culture was a watershed in the history of the ... More


High Stalinism: Retreat, Simulacrum, Terror

Sergei Prozorov

in The Biopolitics of Stalinism: Ideology and Life in Soviet Socialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410526
eISBN:
9781474418744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 4 addresses the aftermath of the Great Break known as the period of High Stalinism. This period was marked by the tempering of the apocalyptic pace of the Great Break, which we analyse in ... More


Soviet Literature and Theory

in From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Meir Wiener applied Marxism primarily as an analytical method in his historical studies of Yiddish literature and as an ideological worldview in his Soviet literary criticism. He sought to construct ... More


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