By Joy H. Calico
Pleasure H. Calico examines the cultural background of postwar Europe throughout the lens of the functionality and reception of Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw—a brief yet strong paintings, she argues, able to frustrating each uncovered nerve in postwar Europe. Schoenberg, a Jewish composer whose oeuvre have been one of many Nazis’ leading exemplars of entartete (degenerate) tune, immigrated to the U.S. and have become an American citizen. either well-known and reviled as a pioneer of dodecaphony, he wrote this twelve-tone piece concerning the Holocaust in 3 languages for an American viewers. This ebook investigates the meanings connected to the paintings because it circulated via Europe through the early chilly struggle in a type of symbolic musical remigration, concentrating on six case reviews: West Germany, Austria, Norway, East Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. each one case is exclusive, educated via person geopolitical issues, yet this research additionally unearths universal topics in anxieties approximately musical modernism, Holocaust reminiscence and culpability, the coexistence of Jews and previous Nazis, anti-Semitism, dislocation, and the presence of occupying forces on either side of the chilly battle divide.
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