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The Resource Composing the Party Line : Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany

Composing the Party Line : Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany

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Composing the Party Line : Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany
Title
Composing the Party Line
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Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany
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Language
eng
Summary
Examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. A comparative inquiry into the relationship between music and politics in the German Democratic Republic and Poland from the aftermath of World War II through Stalin's death in 1953, concluding with the slow process of de-Stalinization in the mid-to-late 1990s. This book examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. It presents a comparative inquiry into the relationship between music and politics in the German Democratic Republic and Poland from the aftermath of World War II through Stalin's death in 1953, concluding with the slow process of de-Stalinization in the mid- to late-1950s. The author explores how the Communist parties in both countries expressed their attitudes to music of all kinds, and how composers, performers, and audiences cooperated with, resisted, and negotiated these suggestions and demands. Based on a deep analysis of the archival and contemporary published sources on state, party, and professional organizations concerned with musical life, Tompkins argues that music, as a significant part of cultural production in these countries, played a key role in instituting and maintaining the regimes of East Central Europe. As part of the Stalinist project to create and control a new socialist identity at the personal as well as collective level, the ruling parties in East Germany and Poland sought to saturate public space through the production of music. Politically effective ideas and symbols were introduced that furthered their attempts to, in the parlance of the day, engineer the human soul.<br /><br />Music also helped the Communist parties establish legitimacy. Extensive state support for musical life encouraged musical elites and audiences to accept the dominant position and political missions of these regimes. Party leaders invested considerable resources in the attempt to create an authorized musical language that would secure and maintain hegemony over the cultural and wider social worlds. The responses of composers and audiences ran the gamut from enthusiasm to suspicion, but indifference was not an option. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched
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EBLCP
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Tompkins, David G
Dewey number
780.94310904
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
ML3916 -- T67 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Central European studies series
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Music and state
  • Music and state
  • MUSIC
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Regional studies
  • Music and state
  • Music
  • Germany (East)
  • Poland
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Composing the Party Line : Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Rise and Decline of Socialist Realism in Music -- Chapter Two: The Composers� Unions between Party Aims and Professional Autonomy -- Chapter Three: The Struggle over Commissions -- Chapter Four: The Music Festival as Pedagogical Experience -- Chapter Five: The Concert Landscape -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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922994949
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781557536471
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922994949
Label
Composing the Party Line : Music and Politics in Early Cold War Poland and East Germany
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Rise and Decline of Socialist Realism in Music -- Chapter Two: The Composers� Unions between Party Aims and Professional Autonomy -- Chapter Three: The Struggle over Commissions -- Chapter Four: The Music Festival as Pedagogical Experience -- Chapter Five: The Concert Landscape -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
922994949
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (313 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781557536471
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922994949

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