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FZ-261560-18
War and Memory in Modern Classical Music
Jeremy Eichler,

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Silencing Sound and Sounding Silence: Shostakovich's 'Babi Yar' Symphony and the Music of Conscience (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Silencing Sound and Sounding Silence: Shostakovich's 'Babi Yar' Symphony and the Music of Conscience
Abstract: After the Second World War, the Soviet Union suppressed the memory of the Jewish massacre at Babi Yar and attempted to erase the site itself from the landscape. Critic and cultural historian Jeremy Eichler charts both the earliest attempts at forced amnesia as well as the highly fraught creation of Shostakovich’s Thirteenth Symphony, a ‘musical monument’ that broke the official silence. The talk will also explore, more broadly, how certain works of music today carry forward the cultural memory of the wartime past.
Author: Jeremy Eichler
Date: 03/25/2019
Location: Program for Public Humanities at Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University
Primary URL: https://jeremy-eichler.com/books/echo-of-time/
Primary URL Description: Author's website


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