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Italy, Atonally: Hans Werner Henze’s König Hirsch

Emily Richmond Pollock

in Opera After the Zero Hour: The Problem of Tradition and the Possibility of Renewal in Postwar West Germany

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190063733
eISBN:
9780190063740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190063733.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In König Hirsch, Henze imagined operatic tradition primarily as an Italian inheritance consisting of vocal beauty, formal artificiality, and emotional expression. König Hirsch mediated Henze’s ... More


West Germany: Retrenchment versus A Survivor from Warsaw

Joy H. Calico

in Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281868
eISBN:
9780520957701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281868.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, or West Germany) figures prominently in most American musicological narratives of Western Europe during the Cold War, both because of its distinctive ... More


Austria: Homecoming via A Survivor from Warsaw

Joy H. Calico

in Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281868
eISBN:
9780520957701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281868.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Hermann Scherchen conducted the Austrian premiere of A Survivor from Warsaw on April 10, 1951, at the Fourth International Music Fest in Vienna. The performance is situated in the context of ... More


Music Divided: Bartok's Legacy in Cold War Culture

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249653
eISBN:
9780520933392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores how political pressures affected musical life on both sides of the iron curtain during the early years of the cold war. It illuminates the pervasive political anxieties of the day ... More


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