French Cultural Politics and Music: From the Dreyfus Affair to the First World War

French Cultural Politics and Music: From the Dreyfus Affair to the First World War

by Jane F. Fulcher
     
 

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This book draws upon both musicology and cultural history to argue that French musical meanings and values from 1898 to 1914 are best explained not in terms of contemporary artistic movements but of the political culture. Perhaps most importantly, this book fully explores the widespread influence of politicized musical culture on such composers as d'Indy, Charpentier,… See more details below

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This book draws upon both musicology and cultural history to argue that French musical meanings and values from 1898 to 1914 are best explained not in terms of contemporary artistic movements but of the political culture. Perhaps most importantly, this book fully explores the widespread influence of politicized musical culture on such composers as d'Indy, Charpentier, Magnard, Debussy, and Satie. By viewing this fertile cultural milieu of clashing sociopolitical convictions against the broader background of aesthetic rivalry and opposition, this work addresses the changing notions of "tradition" in music - and of modernism itself.

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"There is much to praise in Fulcher's book, which is well proportioned and includes some excellent summaries of obscure but important sources."—Notes

"...a study that deserves to become a standard reference for advanced students of the period."—Choice

"The interdisciplinary scope of Fulcher's project, the attempt to unravel political meanings from within musical form and content, and the attention to institutional history should excite interest among musicologists today."— Journal of the American Musicological Society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195353075
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/14/1999
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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