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By Joanna Bullivant

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

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