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Bedřich Smetana : myth, music, and propaganda

Author: Kelly St Pierre
Publisher: Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 2017.
Series: Eastman studies in music, v. 139.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The legacy of Bed?ich Smetana has become so enmeshed in state ideology under Czechoslovakia's communist regime that little has been written about the composer since the fall of that regime. This book reopens inquiry into Smetana by exploring the earliest scholarship on the composer to reveal how it generated political myths about him and his works. It also examines the ways in which these myths were adapted in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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St. Pierre, Kelly.
Bedřich Smetana.
Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016052380
(OCoLC)960286956
Named Person: Bedřich Smetana; Bedřich Smetana
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly St Pierre
ISBN: 9781782049364 1782049363
OCLC Number: 975270809
Description: 1 online resource (166 pages .).
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Smetana Advocacy and Czech Nation-Building; 2 Smetana, Czechness, and the New German School; 3 Smetana, Czechness, and Wagner; 4 Smetana as a Proven Genius; 5 Writing the Smetana Myth: Historiography and Czechness; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Eastman studies in music, v. 139.
Responsibility: Kelly St. Pierre.

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This book reveals Czech composer Bedrich Smetana as a dynamic figure whose mythology has been rewritten time and again to suit shifting political perspectives.  Read more...

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