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The Resource Settling scores : German music, denazification, & the Americans, 1945-1953, David Monod

Settling scores : German music, denazification, & the Americans, 1945-1953, David Monod

Label
Settling scores : German music, denazification, & the Americans, 1945-1953
Title
Settling scores
Title remainder
German music, denazification, & the Americans, 1945-1953
Statement of responsibility
David Monod
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Classical music was central to German national identity in the early twentieth century. The preeminence of composers such as Bach and Beethoven and artists such as conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler and pianist Walter Gieseking was cited by the Nazis as justification for German expansionism and as evidence of Aryan superiority. In the minds of many Americans, further German aggression could be prevented only if the population's faith in its moral and cultural superiority was shattered. David Monod examines the attempted "denazification" of the German music world by the Music Control Branch of the Information Control Division of Military Government."
  • "The occupying American forces barred from the stage and concert hall all former Nazi Party members and even anyone deemed to display an "authoritarian personality." They also imported new European and American music. These actions, however, divided American officials and outraged German audiences and performers. Nonetheless, Monod argues, the long-term effects were greater than has been previously recognized, as German government officials regained local control and voluntarily limited their involvement in artistic life while promoting "new" (anti-Nazi) music."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monod, David
Dewey number
780/.943/09044
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML275.5
LC item number
.M66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Denazification
  • Germany
Label
Settling scores : German music, denazification, & the Americans, 1945-1953, David Monod
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preparing for music control -- Facing the music : denazification and revolution, 1945 -- Reforming music culture, 1945-1946 -- Learning to keep quiet : Wilhelm Furtwängler and the end of denazification -- From major to minor : the retreat from reform, 1947-1950 -- Paying guests : American artists in Cold War Germany, 1948-1953 -- Conclusion : a new day in Beulah
Control code
57316771
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 325 pages
Isbn
9780807829448
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Settling scores : German music, denazification, & the Americans, 1945-1953, David Monod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preparing for music control -- Facing the music : denazification and revolution, 1945 -- Reforming music culture, 1945-1946 -- Learning to keep quiet : Wilhelm Furtwängler and the end of denazification -- From major to minor : the retreat from reform, 1947-1950 -- Paying guests : American artists in Cold War Germany, 1948-1953 -- Conclusion : a new day in Beulah
Control code
57316771
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 325 pages
Isbn
9780807829448
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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