Music as Resistance and an Emerging Avant-garde

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:
Music as Resistance and an Emerging Avant-garde

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This chapter explains how music can help mobilize people. It mentions the “En revenant de la revue”, which helped mobilize people to vote against the parliamentary republic and contributed to the popularity of General Boulanger. It studies how music and musical taste became a barometer of political sentiment after the 1885 elections questioned the opportunists' continued control of government. It then reviews the Ancien Régime and lists the “movements” that were critical of the artistic agendas of republicanism. Finally, the chapter studies intuition, the républicains opportunists, and their belief on art and universal significance.

Keywords: political sentiment; Ancien Régime; artistic agendas; republicanism; intuition; universal significance; républicains opportunists

Chapter.  22354 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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