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Singing in the Age of Anxiety – Lieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars - Chicago Scholarship Online
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Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars

Laura Tunbridge


This book investigates the culture of lieder performance in New York and London between the two World Wars. Treated with hostility initially, German music and musicians became an important barometer by which to gauge questions of identity in an age increasingly anxious about nationalism, internationalism, race, technology, and taste. Through case studies of individual singers, venues, and media history, this book reveals the ways in which transatlantic networks were negotiated by musicians through their choice of repertoire, the spaces in which they played, and the manner in which their perfor ... More

Keywords: lieder, technology, taste, interwar, transatlantic, performance, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226563572
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226563602.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Tunbridge, author
University of Oxford

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