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Author Fulcher, Jane F.
Title French cultural politics & music : from the Dreyfus affair to the First World War / Jane F. Fulcher.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Series OUP E-Books.
Subject Music -- France -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- France -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Music -- Social aspects -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Add Title French cultural politics and music
Description 1 online resource (xii, 291 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284) and index.
Contents The new "cultural war" and the French musical world -- Creative and professional responses to the politicization of music -- Proliferating factions, issues, and skirmishes -- Responses of French composers to the traditionalist victory in politics and music.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book argues that French musical meanings and values in the years from 1898 to 1914 are best explained not in terms of contemporary artistic movements, but rather in terms of the political culture, which was undergoing subtle but profound transformation as nationalist leagues enlarged the arena of political action. Applying recent insights from French history, sociology, political anthropology, and literary theory, the book reveals how nationalists used critics, educational institutions, concert series and lectures to disseminate their values through a discourse on French music; and it demonstrates how the Republic and Left responded to this challenge through their own discourses on French musical values. Against this background Fulcher traces the impact of this politicized musical culture on composers such as d'Indy, Charpentier, Magnard, Debussy, and Satie.
ISBN 1423759974 (electronic bk.)
9781423759973 (electronic bk.)
0195120213 (Cloth)
OCLC # 65185690
Additional Format Print version: Fulcher, Jane F. French cultural politics & music. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999 0195120213 (DLC) 98012193 (OCoLC)38270874.