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Speculum musicae (SMUS 14)

Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America

R. Illiano, M. Sala (eds.)
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XIV+767 p., 210 x 270 mm, 2009
ISBN: 978-2-503-52779-6
Languages: English, French, German
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In this book, edited by Roberto Illiano and Massimiliano Sala, twenty-four scholars investigate the relationship between music and dictatorship in twentieth-century Europe and Latin America. The music is explored as a political phenomenon in fifteen nations under totalitarian regimes: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, and Hungary. Historical and aesthetical articles face both individual people (for instance, Chavez, Ligeti, Massarani or Villa-Lobos) as well whole generations of composers operating under dictatorship (for example, in the communist regimes of Poland and Serbia; in France under Vichy; in Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, or in Revolutionary Cuba). The contributors are: Rachel Beckles Willson, Dário Borim, Steve Butterman, Teresa Cascudo, Myriam Chimènes, Regis Duprat, Christoph Flamm, Marina Frolova-Walker, Thomas Garcia, Melita Milin, Simone Münz, Marcos Napolitano, Nina Noeske, Karen Painter, Gemma Perez Zalduondo, Daniel Perry, Carlo Piccardi, Marc-André Roberge, Katy Romanou, Mattias Tischer, Andrzej Tuchowski, Luis Velasco Pufleau, Pablo Vila, Maria Alice Volpe.

Table of Contents



France: M. Chimènes, Musique et musiciens en France sous le régime de Vichy (1940-1944) - Greece: K. Romanou, Exchanging «Rings» under Dictatorships - Germany: N. Noeske & M. Tischer, Eine viel zu kurze Geschichte der Musikverhältnisse der DDR - Germany: K. Painter, Musical Aesthetics and National Socialism - Germany: M.-A. Roberge, L’impact des guerres mondiales et de la dictature nazie sur le périodique «Die Musik» - Italy: C. Piccardi, La parabola Renzo Massarani, compositore ebreo nell’ombra del fascismo - Poland: A. Tuchowski, The Impact of the Communist Dictatorship and Its Transformations on the Identity of Polish Music in the Years 1945-1989  - Portugal: T. Cascudo, Art Music in Portugal during the Estado Novo - Russia: C. Flamm, Das Problem sowjetische Musikgeschichte. Gedanken zu einer schwierigen Vergangenheitsbewältigung - Russia: M. Frolova-Walker, The Glib, the Bland, and the Corny: An Aesthetics of Socialist Realism -Serbia: M. Milin, Dictatorship and Serbian Music in the 20th Century - Spain: G. Perez Zalduondo, Formulación, fracaso y despertar de la conciencia crítica en la música española durante el franquismo (1936-1958) - Hungary: R. Beckles Willson, Memory, Dictatorship, and Trauma: Ligeti at the Hungarian Musicians’ Union 1949-1953


Argentina: P. Vila, Tiempos difíciles, tiempos creativos: rock y dictadura en Argentina - Brazil: D. Borim, Tropicalist Mutantes: Dada and Kitsch under Dictatorship - Brazil: S. Butterman, «Ney é gay, não é?» The Emergence and Performance of Queer Identities in Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) under Dictatorship - Brazil: R. Duprat & M. A. Volpe, Vanguardas e Posturas de Esquerda na Música Brasileira (1920 a 1970) - Brazil: T. Garcia, Music and the Brazilian Estado Novo: Getúlio Vargas, Heitor Villa-Lobos and a National Music Education System - Brazil: M. Napolitano, O Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) nos anos de chumbo do regime militar (1969/1975) - Cuba: S. Münz, Popular Political Music in Revolutionary Cuba - Chile: D. Perry, Beyond 'Protest Song': Popular Music in Pinochet's Chile (1973-1990) - Mexico: L. Velasco Pufleau, Nacionalismo, autoritarismo y construcción cultural: Carlos Chavez y la creación musical en México (1921-1952)


Sérgio Ricardo — Estirpe Eliminada


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Interest Classification:
Social Sciences
Political Theory
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
History of Music

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