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Published: 23 October 2014

264 Pages | 6 music examples, 2 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199998098

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Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic

Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music

Elaine Kelly

  • The first book-length study in English devoted to music in the GDR
  • Reveals the diversity of aesthetic thought in the GDR
  • Offers new frameworks for understanding modes of conformity and opposition
  • A critical look at time heralded as the second German Enlightenment
  • Examines Beethoven in the context of late socialism

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