Jonathan Rosenberg - Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America from the Great War Through the Cold War

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Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

A professor of U.S. history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York as well as a Juilliard-trained musician, Rosenberg combines his areas of expertise for a unique look at the nexus of 20th-century world politics and classical music. During World War I, for instance, American concert audiences rejected German works and some German musicians were even dismissed or imprisoned. By contrast, the focus during the Second World War was on Russian compositions, with the work of Shostakovich, in particular, being used to cement the U.S.-Russian alliance. Rosenberg carries his story through the Cold War, as the State Department began sending symphony orchestras around the world to act as anti-Communist ambassadors.

 

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Non Fiction
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$39.95
ISBN: 9780393608427
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 10th, 2019