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Dreams of Germany: Musical Imaginaries from the Concert Hall to the Dance Floor

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Volume 18

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Dreams of Germany

Musical Imaginaries from the Concert Hall to the Dance Floor

Edited by Neil Gregor and Thomas Irvine

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320 pages, 14 illus., bibliog., index

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Reviews

“[This volume] is a terrific contribution to scholarship examining the relationship between music and German national identity in the twentieth century…[It] offers a strong blueprint for those wishing to conduct research on music’s complicated role in German history. The authors convincingly demonstrate the topic’s elasticity, flexibility and breadth while also covering new ground. The book will also be an accessible and thoroughly enjoyable read for historians wishing to acquaint themselves with the field and assign new material in their courses.” • German History

A wonderful anthology that connects the European classical tradition with popular music in fascinating ways. It is a pleasure to read.” • Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming

LISTED AS ONE OF HISTORY TODAY'S BEST HISTORY BOOKS OF 2018

Description

For many centuries, Germany has enjoyed a reputation as the ‘land of music’. But just how was this reputation established and transformed over time, and to what extent was it produced within or outside of Germany? Through case studies that range from Bruckner to the Beatles and from symphonies to dance-club music, this volume looks at how German musicians and their audiences responded to the most significant developments of the twentieth century, including mass media, technological advances, fascism, and war on an unprecedented scale.

Neil Gregor is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Southampton. His past books include Daimler-Benz in the Third Reich (winner of the 1998 Fraenkel Prize for History), Haunted City: Nuremberg and the Nazi Past (winner of the 2008 Fraenkel Prize for History), and How to Read Hitler (new edition, 2014).

Thomas Irvine is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Southampton. He has published widely in leading musicology journals in English and German. His book Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839 is published by University of Chicago Press.

Subject: Media Studies General History General Cultural Studies
Area: Germany



Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments

Introduction
Neil Gregor and Thomas Irvine

PART I: SPACES AND MOMENTS OF AFFECT

Chapter 1. “The German in the Concert Hall”: Concertgoing and National Belonging in the Early Twentieth Century
Hansjakob Ziemer

Chapter 2. “Music Made in Hamburg”: How One City’s Music Scene Helped Make Rock and Roll the Lingua Franca of Youth
Julia Sneeringer

Chapter 3. “With Every Inconceivable Finesse, Excess, and Good Music”: Sex, Affect, and Techno at Snax Club in Berlin
Luis-Manuel Garcia

PART II: THE LOCAL, THE REGIONAL, THE NATIONAL

Chapter 4. Bruckner, Munich, and the Longue Durée of Musical Listening between the Imperial and Postwar Eras
Neil Gregor

Chapter 5. Female Musicians and “Jewish” Music in the Jewish Kulturbund in Bavaria, 1934–38 123
Dana Smith

Chapter 6. Pride of Place: The 1963 Rebuilding of the Munich Nationaltheater
Emily Richmond Pollock

PART III: GLOBALIZING MUSICAL GERMANNESS

Chapter 7. Was ist Japanisch? Wagnerism and Dreams of Nationhood in Modern Japan
Brooke McCorkle

Chapter 8. Hubert Parry, Germany, and the “North”
Thomas Irvine

PART IV: FANTASIES, REMINISCENCES, DREAMS, NIGHTMARES

Chapter 9. Between Musicology and Mythology at the Stunde Null:Austria’s 950th “Birthday” and the 50th Anniversary of Bruckner’s Death
Lap-Kwan Kam

Chapter 10. Hearing the Nazi Past in the German Democratic Republic: Antifascist Fantasies, Acoustic Realities, and Haunted
Memories in Georg Katzer’s Aide –Mémoire (1983)
Martha Sprigge

Chapter 11. Sprockets + Autobahn: Kraftwerk Parodies, German Electronic Music, and Retro Dreams in Amerika
Sean Nye

Index

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