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By Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Music Divided explores how political pressures affected musical existence on either side of the iron curtain in the course of the early years of the chilly struggle. during this groundbreaking research, Danielle Fosler-Lussier illuminates the pervasive political anxieties of the day via specific cognizance to creative, music-theoretical, and propagandistic responses to the tune of Hungary’s most famed twentieth-century composer, Béla Bartók. She exhibits how a demanding interval of political transition plagued Bartók’s tune and imperiled those that took a stand on its aesthetic price within the rising socialist kingdom. Her interesting research of Bartók’s reception outdoor of Hungary demonstrates that Western composers, too, formulated their principles approximately musical sort lower than the effect of ever-escalating chilly conflict tensions.

Music Divided surveys Bartók’s function in scary unfavourable reactions to “accessible” song from Pierre Boulez, Hermann Scherchen, and Theodor Adorno. It considers Bartók’s impact at the younger compositions and taking into account Bruno Maderna and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and it outlines Bartók’s legacy within the song of the Hungarian composers András Mihály, Ferenc Szabó, and Endre Szervánszky. those info exhibit the impression of neighborhood and overseas politics at the collection of track for live performance and radio courses, on composers’ offerings approximately musical sort, on govt radio propaganda approximately track, at the improvement of socialist realism, and at the use of modernism as an device of political action.

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