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The Symbolic Utility of Music at the 1889 Universal Exhibition

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0011
The Symbolic Utility of Music at the 1889 Universal Exhibition

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This chapter takes a look at symbolic unity and the contribution of music to the 1889 Universal Exhibition. This exhibition testified to the power of liberal republicanism, confirmed the value of diversity and eclecticism, and linked commerce with national glory. The chapter also studies the utility of exotic music and reviews the contribution of the 1889 exhibition.

Keywords: symbolic unity; 1889 Universal Exhibition; liberal republicanism; diversity; eclecticism; national glory; commerce; exotic music

Chapter.  17665 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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