Darmstadt as Other: British and American Responses to Musical Modernism

Heile, Bjorn (2004) Darmstadt as Other: British and American Responses to Musical Modernism. twentieth-century music, 1 (2). pp. 161-78. ISSN 1478-5722

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Abstract

There is currently a backlash against modernism in English-language music studies. While this vogue of ‘modernism bashing’ is ostensibly based on progressive ideologies, it is dependent on a one-sided perception of musical modernism which it shares with earlier conservative disparagements. Of central importance in this respect is the ‘othering’ of musical modernism as an essentially continental European phenomenon in the ‘Anglosphere’, where it is consistently suspected of being a ‘foreign import’ – by conservative commentators in the first part of the twentieth century, just as by their ‘new-musicological’ successors at the turn of the twenty-first.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Bjorn Heile
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:17
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 15:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/25246
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