By Joy H. Calico
Pleasure H. Calico examines the cultural historical past 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, in a position to frustrating each uncovered nerve in postwar Europe. Schoenberg, a Jewish composer whose oeuvre were one of many Nazis’ major exemplars of entartete (degenerate) track, immigrated to the USA and have become an American citizen. either well-liked and reviled as a pioneer of dodecaphony, he wrote this twelve-tone piece in regards to the Holocaust in 3 languages for an American viewers. This e-book investigates the meanings hooked up to the paintings because it circulated via Europe through the early chilly battle in one of those symbolic musical remigration, concentrating on six case stories: 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 subject matters 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 each side of the chilly conflict divide.
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