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Author Locke, Brian S., 1972-

Title Opera and ideology in Prague / Brian S. Locke
Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 431 pages) : illustrations, music
Series Eastman studies in music
Eastman studies in music.
Contents Introduction : nationalism, modernism, and the social responsibility of art in Prague -- Smetana, Hostinský, and the aesthetic debates of the nineteenth century -- Legacies, ideologies, and responsibilities : the polemics of the pre-independence years (1900-1918) -- "Archetypes who live, rejoice, and suffer" : Czech opera in the fin de siècle -- The pathology of the new society : debates in the early years of the First Republic (1918-24) -- Infinite melody, ruthless polyphony : Czech modernism in the early Republic -- "A crisis of modern music or audience?" : changing attitudes to cultural and stylistic pluralism (1925-30) -- "I have rent my soul in two" : divergent directions for Czech opera in the late 1920s -- Heaven on earth : socialism, jazz, and a new aesthetic focus (1930-38) -- "A sad optimism, the happiness of the resigned" : extremes of operatic expression in the 1930s -- The ideological debates of Prague within a European context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-418) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Music -- Political aspects -- Czech Republic -- History -- 20th century.
Opera -- Czech Republic -- Prague -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1580466664 (electronic bk.)
9781580466660 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover : alk. paper)