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By Joanna Bullivant

the 1st significant learn of Alan Bush, this e-book offers new views on twentieth-century track and communism. British communist, composer of politicised works, and pal of Soviet musicians, Bush proved to be 'a lightning rod' within the nationwide musical tradition. His radical imaginative and prescient for British song brought on severe reflections on aesthetics and the rights of artists to personal political beliefs, in addition to influencing the advance of state-sponsored song making in East Germany. Rejecting earlier characterisations of Bush as political and musical different, Joanna Bullivant strains his aesthetic venture from its origins within the Twenties to its cave in within the Seventies, incorporating dialogue of modernism, political track, track concept, opera, and Bush's reaction to the Soviet tune quandary of 1948. Drawing on a wealth of archival resources, together with lately published files from MI5, this e-book constructs new views at the 'cultural chilly struggle' in the course of the lens of the person artist.

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