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Sing to victory! : song in Soviet society during World War II

Author: Suzanne Ament
Publisher: Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2018.
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Depicts the relationship between song and society during WWII in the USSR. Chapter topics range from the creation and distribution of the songs to how the public received and shaped them. The body  Read more...


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Ament, Suzanne, 1960-
Sing to victory!
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018023222
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Ament
ISBN: 1618118404 9781618118400
OCLC Number: 1038032316
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: DedicationAcknowledgmentsContentsIntroductionPART I - THE SONGS AND THEIR CREATORSChapter 1 THE SONGS OF THE WAR YEARS: Themes, Tunes, and TrendsPrewar Songs and Their InfluenceBlitzkrieg: The Early War SongsFarewell to Normality: The Early Lyrical SongsWar Is Here To Stay: Songs about Wartime LifeVictory on the Horizon: The Tone Shifts Victory Becomes a RealityChronologies, Shifts, and Variations in The Wartime SongsChapter 2 THE SOLDIERS OF THE SONG FRONT: Composers and Poets during the WarThe Composers The Poet-LyricistsRelations between Composers and Poets Remuneration: Contracts and Contests Amateur Song Writing Critiques and Debates on Song Chapter 3 COMMAND AND CONTROL: Official Policy and Institutional Responsibility over Song The Creative UnionsParty and State Structures Trade Unions and Other Organizations Military InvolvementCensorship Control International Relations and the Arts Conclusions PART II - SONG DISTRIBUTION AND RECEPTIONChapter 4 PRINT, PLASTIC, AND SOUND WAVES: Mass Media and Song Distribution Songbooks and Other Musical PublicationsNewspapers RadioRecords FilmConclusions Chapter 5 BALL GOWNS AND BOMBS: Performers and Brigades in Battle and at HomeDiversity and Quantity of Performance Groups The Response to War The Experience of War: Brigade Travel, Performances and Living Conditions At the Front In Home Towns In the Rear Working Together PART III - SONG RECEPTION AND LEGACY Chapter 6 FROM DAWN 'TIL DUSK: Song in Everyday LifeAudience and Memory Children's Experiences Home Front Adult Experiences Song at the Front The Power of Song Chapter 7 THE LEGACY OF THE WAR SONGSThe Audience The State Fans and Idols Song FunctionThe Legacy in the Body Post War Images of Freedom ConclusionBibliographyAppendix 1Appendix 2Appendix 3
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"Suzanne Ament's apparent enthusiasm for the living presence of the war songs among the Russians she encountered and interviewed verges sometimes on the romantic. She does not shy away from grand Read more...

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