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

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 examine of Alan Bush, this publication presents new views on twentieth-century track and communism. British communist, composer of politicised works, and pal of Soviet musicians, Bush proved to be 'a lightning rod' within the nationwide musical tradition. His radical imaginative and prescient for British song caused critical reflections on aesthetics and the rights of artists to personal political views, in addition to influencing the advance of state-sponsored song making in East Germany. Rejecting past characterisations of Bush as political and musical different, Joanna Bullivant lines his aesthetic venture from its origins within the Twenties to its cave in within the Nineteen Seventies, incorporating dialogue of modernism, political track, track idea, opera, and Bush's reaction to the Soviet song problem 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' throughout the lens of the person artist.

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