ACKER, Yolanda

PhD Australian National University 2020 Pages:

Music in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Author Contactable via this Register? | yes | No

Link to Thesis:

Other Links: Thesis in repository - open access restricted until 2022-10-26 - full abstract and summary access | |


This thesis offers the first in-depth critical account of the performance of art and concert music in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). It debunks the view—still held by many—that concert life ground to a halt as a result of the outbreak of war and resumed after the victory of Franco’s Nationalist troops. It argues that music played an active and important role throughout the conflict and was inseparably tied to the politics and propaganda of war as well as to the preservation and defence of the legitimately founded Republic. It demonstrates how the horrors of war were reconciled with the day-to-day reality and how music and culture were used for leisure and entertainment...

Notes/Other Information: