TITLE

`Music for the masses': Milton Babbitt's cold war music theory

AUTHOR(S)
Brody, Martin
PUB. DATE
June 1993
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Summer93, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p161
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Analyzes composer Milton Babbit's methodological insistence in the use of scientific language reflected in his cold war music theory. Association with mass culture; Distinction between serious and populist music; Scientific versus propagandistic language in the arts; Pluralism in the cold war era; Emphasis of diversity in a free society; Babbit as an alienated modernist; Political contingencies justifying musical practices.
ACCESSION #
9308315951

 

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