Read e-book online Alan Bush, Modern Music, and the Cold War: The Cultural Left PDF

By Joanna Bullivant

ISBN-10: 1107033365

ISBN-13: 9781107033368

the 1st significant research of Alan Bush, this e-book offers new views on twentieth-century tune and communism. British communist, composer of politicised works, and buddy of Soviet musicians, Bush proved to be 'a lightning rod' within the nationwide musical tradition. His radical imaginative and prescient for British tune triggered critical reflections on aesthetics and the rights of artists to non-public political views, in addition to influencing the improvement of state-sponsored track making in East Germany. Rejecting prior characterisations of Bush as political and musical different, Joanna Bullivant strains his aesthetic venture from its origins within the Twenties to its cave in within the Seventies, incorporating dialogue of modernism, political music, track thought, opera, and Bush's reaction to the Soviet tune obstacle of 1948. Drawing on a wealth of archival assets, together with lately published records from MI5, this ebook constructs new views at the 'cultural chilly conflict' during the lens of the person artist.

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