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Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-33

Publications • MusicHistory • Nicholas Attfield

A British Academy Monograph

This book challenges commonplace conceptions of musical conservatism during Germany's Weimar Republic (1918-1933). Its primary goal is to offer scrutiny of uncritical links often made by musicologists and historians between musical conservatism and political conservatism of the era. It does so through a critical and nuanced application of the term 'conservative revolution', as used throughout the Weimar era and popularised in its historiography after 1945.

Available from Oxford University Press


Number of pages: 232

Publication date: 7 Sep 2017

Price: £75.00

ISBN number: 978-0-19-726613-7

Author: Nicholas Attfield