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Music and Propaganda in the Short Twentieth Century

Editor Massimiliano Sala
Series Speculum musicae (Brepols)
Nr. 22
Size 21×26, pp. XII+471
Year 2014
ISBN 9782503552460

Price 110,00 €

This volume investigates the relationships between music and propaganda in the twentieth century. Music can be utilised to attribute and ascribe multivalent meanings. Due to its great evocative power it has often been directly exploited by regimes and governments. In what ways does music convey the messages of propaganda? Which are the political and economical implications behind musical propaganda? Much has been written about the relationship between music and propaganda during the two world wars, but the post-war dimensions of the topic also require investigation.