Alan Bush, Modern Music, and the Cold War: The Cultural Left by Joanna Bullivant

By Joanna Bullivant

the 1st significant examine of Alan Bush, this e-book offers new views on twentieth-century track and communism. British communist, composer of politicised works, and pal of Soviet musicians, Bush proved to be 'a lightning rod' within the nationwide musical tradition. His radical imaginative and prescient for British track brought on critical reflections on aesthetics and the rights of artists to personal political views, in addition to influencing the improvement of state-sponsored song making in East Germany. Rejecting past characterisations of Bush as political and musical different, Joanna Bullivant lines his aesthetic venture from its origins within the Twenties to its cave in within the Nineteen Seventies, incorporating dialogue of modernism, political tune, tune thought, opera, and Bush's reaction to the Soviet song concern of 1948. Drawing on a wealth of archival resources, together with lately published files from MI5, this booklet constructs new views at the 'cultural chilly struggle' during the lens of the person artist.

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