Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe by Joy H. Calico

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By Joy H. Calico

pleasure H. Calico examines the cultural background of postwar Europe in the course of the lens of the functionality and reception of Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw—a brief yet strong paintings, she argues, able to frustrating each uncovered nerve in postwar Europe. Schoenberg, a Jewish composer whose oeuvre have been one of many Nazis’ leading exemplars of entartete (degenerate) tune, immigrated to the USA and have become an American citizen. either well-liked and reviled as a pioneer of dodecaphony, he wrote this twelve-tone piece concerning the Holocaust in 3 languages for an American audience. This ebook investigates the meanings hooked up to the paintings because it circulated via Europe through the early chilly conflict in one of those symbolic musical remigration, targeting six case reports: West Germany, Austria, Norway, East Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. each one case is exclusive, expert via person geopolitical issues, yet this research additionally finds universal subject matters in anxieties approximately musical modernism, Holocaust reminiscence and culpability, the coexistence of Jews and previous Nazis, anti-Semitism, dislocation, and the presence of occupying forces on either side of the chilly struggle divide.

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