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Author Haas, Michael, 1954- author.

Title Forbidden music : the Jewish composers banned by the Nazis / Michael Haas.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]


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Description xii, 358 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-334) and index.
Contents German and Jewish -- Wagner and German Jewish composers in the nineteenth century -- An age of liberalism, Brahms, and the chronicler, Hanslick -- Mahler and his chronicler, Korngold -- The Jugendstil School of Schoenberg, Schrecker, Zemlinsky, and Weigl -- A musical migration -- Hey! We're alive! -- A question of musical potency : the Anti-romantics -- The resolute Romantics -- Between Hell and Purgatory -- Exile and worse -- Restitution.
Summary With National Socialism's arrival in Germany in 1933, Jews dominated music more than virtually any other sector, making it the most important cultural front in the Nazi fight for German identity. This groundbreaking book looks at the Jewish composers and musicians banned by the Third Reich and the consequences for music throughout the rest of the twentieth century. Because Jewish musicians and composers were, by 1933, the principal conveyors of Germany's historic traditions and the ideals of German culture, the isolation, exile and persecution of Jewish musicians by the Nazis became an act of musical self-mutilation. Michael Haas looks at the actual contribution of Jewish composers in Germany and Austria before 1933, at their increasingly precarious position in Nazi Europe, their forced emigration before and during the war, their ambivalent relationships with their countries of refuge, such as Britain and the United States and their contributions within the radically changed post-war music environment. -- Jacket.
Subject Jewish composers -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Music and the war.
Jews -- Germany -- Music.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst00958866
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Jewish composers. (OCoLC)fst01199220
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Music and war. (OCoLC)fst01030492
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Music. (OCoLC)fst01423855
ISBN 9780300154306

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