The Resource Composing the party line : music and politics in early cold war Poland and East Germany, David G. Tompkins

Composing the party line : music and politics in early cold war Poland and East Germany, David G. Tompkins

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Composing the party line : music and politics in early cold war Poland and East Germany
Title
Composing the party line
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music and politics in early cold war Poland and East Germany
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David G. Tompkins
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eng
Summary
This book examines the exercise of power in the Stalinist music world as well as the ways in which composers and ordinary people responded to it. It presents a comparative inquiry into the relationship between music and politics in the German Democratic Republic and Poland from the aftermath of World War II through Stalin's death in 1953, concluding with the slow process of de-Stalinization in the mid-to late-1950s. The author explores how the Communist parties in both countries expressed their attitudes to music of all kinds, and how composers, performers, and audiences cooperated with, resisted, and negotiated these suggestions and demands. Based on a deep analysis of the archival and contemporary published sources on state, party, and professional organizations concerned with musical life, Tompkins argues that music, as a significant part of cultural production in these countries, played a key role in instituting and maintaining the regimes of East Central Europe. As part of the Stalinist project to create and control a new socialist identity at the personal as well as collective level, the ruling parties in East Germany and Poland sought to saturate public space through the production of music. Politically effective ideas and symbols were introduced that furthered their attempts to, in the parlance of the day, "engineer the human soul." Music also helped the Communist parties establish legitimacy. Extensive state support for musical life encouraged musical elites and audiences to accept the dominant position and political missions of these regimes. Party leaders invested considerable resources in the attempt to create an authorized musical language that would secure and maintain hegemony over the cultural and wider social worlds. The responses of composers and audiences ran the gamut from enthusiasm to suspicion, but indifference was not an option
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Tompkins, David G
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3916
LC item number
.T67 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Central European studies
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  • Music
  • Music
  • Music and state
  • Music and state
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music and state
  • Music and state
  • Music and state
  • Germany (East)
  • Poland
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Music and state
  • Music
  • Germany (East)
  • Poland
  • Musik
  • Musikleben
  • Politik
  • Deutschland
  • Polen
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Composing the party line : music and politics in early cold war Poland and East Germany, David G. Tompkins
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-286) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The rise and decline of socialist realism in music -- The composers' unions between party aims and professional autonomy -- The struggle over commissions -- The music festival as pedagogical experience -- The concert landscape
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612492896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40022828674
Other physical details
illustrations.
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remote
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22573/ctt6nx5dd
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867769201
  • (OCoLC)ocn867769201
Label
Composing the party line : music and politics in early cold war Poland and East Germany, David G. Tompkins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise and decline of socialist realism in music -- The composers' unions between party aims and professional autonomy -- The struggle over commissions -- The music festival as pedagogical experience -- The concert landscape
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612492896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40022828674
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt6nx5dd
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867769201
  • (OCoLC)ocn867769201

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