Dissonance and Deviance

Michael H. Kater

in The Twisted Muse

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780195096200
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199870219 | DOI:
Dissonance and Deviance

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the Nazi struggle for modernity in music. It then discusses how German musicians in the Nazi era had a surprising degree of latitude in the creation and performance of their works. It focuses on Richard Strauss who wore the mask of an apolitical artist but was, in reality, more consciously and more skillfully political than most of his artistic contemporaries. Finally, the chapter considers disobedience by German musicians against Nazi authority.

Keywords: German music; German culture; Nazi regime; Richard Strauss; resistance

Chapter.  31951 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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