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Bedřich Smetana : myth, music, and propaganda / Kelly St. Pierre.

Author/Creator:
St. Pierre, Kelly, author.
Publication:
Rochester, NY, USA : University of Rochester Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Eastman studies in music. 1071-9989
Eastman studies in music, 1071-9989
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Subjects:
Smetana, Bedřich, 1824-1884.
Composers -- Czech Republic -- Biography.
Composers.
Czech Republic.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
The legacy of Bed?ich Smetana has become so enmeshed in state ideology under Czechoslovakia's communist regime that little has been written about the composer since the fall of that regime. This book reopens inquiry into Smetana by exploring the earliest scholarship on the composer to reveal how it generated political myths about him and his works. It also examines the ways in which these myths were adapted in twentieth-century scholarship to suit the ideologies of the communist administration. Smetana - not just a nationalist composer, but also a national symbol - remains a dynamic figure whose mythology has been rewritten time and time again to suit shifting political perspectives.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-162) and index.
ISBN:
9781580465106
1580465102
OCLC:
960286956