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The twisted muse : musicians and their music in the Third Reich

Author: Michael H Kater
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is music removed from politics? To what ends, beneficent or malevolent, can music and musicians be put? In short, when human rights are grossly abused and politics turned to fascist demagoguery, can art and artists be innocent? These questions and their implications are explored in Michael Kater's broad survey of musicians and the music they composed and performed during the Third Reich. Great and small - from
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Kater
ISBN: 0195096207 9780195096200 9780195132427 0195132424
OCLC Number: 34281264
Awards: Canadian Historical Society-Societe Historique du Canada Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, 1998.
Description: xv, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. National Socialism, the Third Reich, and the Music Scene --
2. Musical Professionalism and Political Compromise --
3. Persecuted and Exiled Jewish and Anti-Nazi Musicians --
4. Music in the Institutions --
5. Dissonance and Deviance.
Responsibility: Michael H. Kater.
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Michael Kater's work probes the relationship of music with society and politics in the Nazi system, 1933-1945. It addresses the question whether the Nazi regime, which utilized music and musicians  Read more...

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