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Musical Ways of Bearing Witness

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0000
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides an overview of the book’s main areas of concern. It discusses 1970s and 80s East European and Russian culture, highlighting important themes: historical and cultural memory, ... More


Epilogue East: Bartók's Difficult Truths and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

in Music Divided: Bartok's Legacy in Cold War Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249653
eISBN:
9780520933392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249653.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As the 1950s wore on, Hungarian listeners came to associate Bartók's most difficult music with the idea of political freedom. This was a striking rehabilitation of modernism which challenged the ... More


Beyond the Folk Song: Or, What Was Hungarian Socialist Realist Music?

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

in Music Divided: Bartok's Legacy in Cold War Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249653
eISBN:
9780520933392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249653.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Eastern European effort to define folk song as essential to musical value seemed monolithic and unilateral from the Western perspective. However, this chapter shows that Eastern discussions about ... More


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