Wellens, Ian: Music on the Frontline (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754606352

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Subtitle: Nicolas Nabokov’s Struggle Against Communism & Middlebrow Culture

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Preface; Great books and wise men: Nabokov’s road to the 1950 Berlin Congress; Waking the twilight sleepers I: on Soviet music and Shostakovich; Waking the twilight sleepers II: on provincialism and Prokofiev; "A very popular fiasco": the 1952 Festival in Paris; Filling the gap: the CCF as surrogate Ministry of Culture; Paris/New York: Congress divided; One end against the middle: intellectuals behind the high culture stockade; Authority and exclusion: the Cold War and ‘difficult' music; Appendix: L’Oeuvre du XXème Siècle: list of works performed; Bibliography; Index.