Symposium: A ‘Musical League of Nations’?: Music Institutions and the Politics of Internationalism (London, June 2018)

Symposium: A ‘Musical League of Nations’?: Music Institutions and the Politics of Internationalism

29-30 June 2018, Institute of Musical Research, Senate House, London

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Anne Shreffler (Harvard University)

‘What art is better adapted to form an international connecting-link, than music?—especially instrumental music, which is in a manner an international language, an expression of the most intimate, the profoundest emotions of man.’ – Guido Adler, 1925

Seminar: Somewhere or Anywhere? Brexit, Britten and Class in Musicology (J.P.E. Harper-Scott)

Somewhere or Anywhere? Brexit, Britten and Class in Musicology

J. P. E. Harper-Scott (Royal Holloway, University of London)
City, University of London, Wednesday, 16th May, 17.30–19.30.
Room AG09, College Building (ground floor) St John Street, London EC1V 4BP

Reviewed Elsewhere: Michal Ben-Horin, Musical Biographies: The Music of Memory in Post-1945 German Literature.

Michal Ben-Horin. Musical Biographies: The Music of Memory in Post-1945 German Literature. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016, 173 pp. €79.95 (cloth),ISBN 978-3110460933, 
 
This book investigates musically mediated responses to the “catastrophe of the Second World War and the Nazi past” in German literature (1).

Reviewed Elsewhere: Lisa Jakelski, Making New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956–1968.

Lisa JakelskiMaking New Music in Cold War Poland: The Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956–1968. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. 272 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-29254-3.
 
In her book Lisa Jakelski analyses the first decade of the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music in the broader context of the sociological and political situation of the period.

Reviewed Elsewhere: Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy.

Danielle Fosler-Lussier. Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015. 344 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-28413-5. 
 
In 1954, the U.S. State Department launched the Cultural Presentations program, an ambitious endeavor to improve the image of the United States abroad through cultural diplomacy.

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