Music in Wartime

Berger, Arthur
February 1944
New Republic;2/7/44, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p175
Focuses on the condition of music and musicians during the World War II. Surrender of planes to transport the microfilm of a new Soviet symphony; View that redirection of energy and economy is incapable of disturbing the stability of American concert and radio activity; Contrast of flourishing concerts in the cities and devastation in the battlefields; Mention of efforts made to break down music's self-subsistence; Opinion that music is peculiarly independent of language and free in its associations.


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