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Author Tunbridge, Laura, 1974- author
Title Singing in the age of anxiety : lieder performances in New York and London between the World Wars / Laura Tunbridge
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018
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Descript vii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index
Introduction an anxious age -- Transatlantic arrivals -- Languages of listening -- Lieder society -- Saving music
In New York and London during World War I, the performance of lieder - German art songs- was roundly prohibited, representing as they did the music and language of the enemy. But as German musicians returned to the transatlantic circuit in the 1920s, so too did the songs of Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, and Richard Strauss. Lieder were encountered in a variety of venues and media - at luxury hotels and on ocean liners, in vaudeville productions and at Carnegie Hall, and on gramophone recordings, radio broadcasts, and films. 0Laura Tunbridge explores the renewed vitality of this refugee musical form between the world wars, offering a fresh perspective on a period that was pervaded by anxieties of displacement. Through richly varied case studies, Singing in the Age of Anxiety traces how lieder were circulated, presented, and consumed in metropolitan contexts, shedding new light on how music facilitated unlikely crossings of nationalist and internationalist ideologies during the interwar period
Subject Singing -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century
Singing -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century
Songs, German -- Social aspects
Music -- Social aspects
Music -- Performance -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence
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