New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism: Stefan Wolpe and the Avant-Garde Diaspora Series Number 23 (Hardback)Brigid Cohen (author)
Hardback 340 Pages / Published: 13/09/2012
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The German-Jewish emigre composer Stefan Wolpe was a vital figure in the history of modernism, with affiliations ranging from the Bauhaus, Berlin agitprop and the kibbutz movement to bebop, Abstract Expressionism and Black Mountain College. This is the first full-length study of this often overlooked composer, launched from the standpoint of the mass migrations that have defined recent times. Drawing on over 2000 pages of unpublished documents, Cohen explores how avant-garde communities across three continents adapted to situations of extreme cultural and physical dislocation. A conjurer of unexpected cultural connections, Wolpe serves as an entry-point to the utopian art worlds of Weimar-era Germany, pacifist movements in 1930s Palestine and vibrant art and music scenes in early Cold War America. The book takes advantage of Wolpe's role as a mediator, bringing together perspectives from music scholarship, art history, comparative literature, postcolonial studies and recent theories of cosmopolitanism and diaspora.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 790 g
Dimensions: 252 x 180 x 24 mm
"The importance of this well-researched book on German-born composer Stefan Wolpe lies as much in descriptions of milieux as in its treatment of Wolpe and his music ... The book compares favorably with extant Wolpe scholarship ... It will be required reading for scholars of twentieth-century music." Choice
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