Download PDF by Joanna Bullivant: Alan Bush, Modern Music, and the Cold War: The Cultural Left

By Joanna Bullivant

ISBN-10: 1107033365

ISBN-13: 9781107033368

the 1st significant examine of Alan Bush, this ebook 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 track triggered severe reflections on aesthetics and the rights of artists to non-public political beliefs, in addition to influencing the improvement of state-sponsored track making in East Germany. Rejecting past characterisations of Bush as political and musical different, Joanna Bullivant strains his aesthetic undertaking from its origins within the Twenties to its cave in within the Nineteen Seventies, incorporating dialogue of modernism, political track, tune concept, opera, and Bush's reaction to the Soviet track problem of 1948. Drawing on a wealth of archival assets, together with lately published records from MI5, this booklet constructs new views at the 'cultural chilly conflict' throughout the lens of the person artist.

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