Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic

The first book-length study in English devoted to music in the GDR,Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic is a seminal text for scholars of music in the Cold War and in Germany more widely.

Author: Elaine Kelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199998098

Category: History

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"Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republis uses the reception of the Germanic musical heritage to chart the changing landscape of musical culture in the German Democratic Republic. Author Elaine Kelly demonstrates the nuances of musical thought in the state, revealing a model of societal ascent and decline that has implications that reach far beyond studies of the GDR itself"--Jacket.
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Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic

years, as the spirit of hope that had pervaded in the postwar period dissipated, the canon emerged as a site of dissent. ... While the GDR owed its origins to Soviet occupation, it was in many ways a fundamentally German state.

Author: Elaine Kelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199395187

Category: Music

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When the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was founded in 1949, its leaders did not position it as a new state. Instead, they represented East German socialism as the culmination of all that was positive in Germany's past. The GDR was heralded as the second German Enlightenment, a society in which the rational ideals of progress, Bildung, and revolution that had first come to fruition with Goethe and Beethoven would finally achieve their apotheosis. Central to this founding myth was the Germanic musical heritage. Just as the canon had defined the idea of the German nation in the nineteenth-century, so in the GDR it contributed to the act of imagining the collective socialist state. Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic uses the reception of the Germanic musical heritage to chart the changing landscape of musical culture in the German Democratic Republic. Author Elaine Kelly demonstrates the nuances of musical thought in the state, revealing a model of societal ascent and decline that has implications that reach far beyond studies of the GDR itself. The first book-length study in English devoted to music in the GDR, Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic is a seminal text for scholars of music in the Cold War and in Germany more widely.
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Socialist Laments

Musical Mourning in the German Democratic Republic Martha Sprigge. the antifascist narrative.121 Representative works by the group of composers around Paul Dessau have also been analyzed in depth, including pieces that make reference to ...

Author: Martha Sprigge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197546345

Category: Music

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Antifascist and socialist monuments pervaded the landscape of the former German Democratic Republic (1949-89), presenting a distorted vision of the national past. Official commemorative culture in East Germany celebrated a selective set of political heroes, seeming to leave no public space for mourning those who were excluded from the country's founding myths. Socialist Laments: Musical Mourning in the German Democratic Republic examines the role of music in this nation's memorial culture, demonstrating how music facilitated the expressions of loss within spaces of commemoration for East German citizens. Music performed during state-sponsored memorial rituals no doubt bolstered official narratives of the German past. But it simultaneously provided an outlet for mourning in highly politicized environment. The book presents both a history and theory of musical mourning in East Germany. Using a site-specific approach to analysis, author Martha Sprigge demonstrates how the multiple semantic networks opened up by these musical works facilitated many memorial associations without necessitating the overt articulation of a mourned subject. Throughout the country's forty-year existence, music offered East German citizens an audible outlet for working through traumatic losses-both collective and individual-that was distinct from other artistic expressive possibilities. The book reveals the ways that East Germany's extensive commemorative repertoire helped composers, performers, and audiences navigate between the inevitable need to mourn on the one hand, and the seeming impossibilities of mourning on the other.
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Classical Music in the German Democratic Republic

inspiration, explicitly or implicitly, from developments in, for example, the US civil rights movement or Eastern European composition. The GDR's stance on culture shifted at numerous points, making for a cultural landscape that was by ...

Author: Kyle Frackman

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781571139160

Category: History

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Approaches the topic of classical music in the GDR from an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning the assumption that classical music functioned purely as an ideological support for the state.
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GDR Bulletin

Newsletter for Literature and Culture in the German Democratic Republic ... A canon of GDR writing had become discernible as early as the 1970s , when the first contact was established between scholars in the United States and writers ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122323962

Category: Germany (East)

Page: 132

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Studies in GDR Culture and Society 7

Selected Papers from the Twelfth New Hampshire Symposium on the German Democratic Republic Margy Gerber. The same motif recurs in the writing of Stephan Hermlin , Ludwig Renn , and Anna Seghers , among others : the search for the warmth ...

Author: Margy Gerber

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105041416079

Category: Articles chiefly in English

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The theme of this symposium was 'The GDR Today and Tomorrow.' Topics included in the eighteen papers comprising this volume are the ambivalence of progress, the situation of minorities, nation-building and national identity, and methods and goals of socialization. Co-published with the Symposium on the German Democratic Republic.
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International Women s Writing

In the post - GDR world , Wolf continues to look ahead to a time when people will again recognize " a need for utopian thought " ( Dialog , 162 ) . ... Heinrich von Kleist's works have become a part of the modern German literary canon .

Author: Anne E. Brown

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015031716296

Category: Literary Criticism

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The first collection of essays to explore the diversity of female identity as it is expressed in the literature of 29 world writers from 15 different countries.
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Numus West

... the occasion of the 1973 International Gaudeamus Music Week , 193 compositions were entered by composers from the following 27 countries : Canada , United States of America , German Democratic Republic , Federal Republic of Germany ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015009691497

Category: Music

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Subverting Patriarchy

to beleaguer all forms of formal innovation in the GDR . ... The condition for the inclusion of works of feminist fantasy and other non - mimetic modes of writing into the realist canon was paradoxically the rhetorical erasure of their ...

Author: Alison Lewis

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015034914666

Category: Literary Criticism

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The disruption caused to the social order by the intrusion of the fantastic provides the impetus for a radical investigation of the ideology of gender underpinning the dominant Enlightenment discourses on the nature of science, history and rationality.
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Religion Past Present

In addition , under the → rule of law after the end of World War II , the crimiinfluence of Roman canon law , an incipient distinction nal law of the German Democratic Republic remained was made between iurisdictio criminalis / pinlike ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015074053276

Category: Religion

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