Reinscribing the Revolutionary Legacy

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780520257405
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943872 | DOI:
Reinscribing the Revolutionary Legacy

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This chapter studies the origins of the republican ideology that is empowered by utility. It discusses certain qualities in music and musical practices that helped the ideals of revolutionaries develop and the specific national needs that they expected music to address. It also examines when, why, and how music came to be a part of public policy and the public lives of the people in France.

Keywords: republican ideology; utility; musical practices; revolutionaries; national needs; public policy; public lives

Chapter.  27053 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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