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February 20, 2019: Who was Anton Bruckner, and why did the Nazis care so much about his music?

February 20, 2019 @
2:00 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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Speaker: Benjamin Korstvedt (Professor of Music, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University)

During the 1930s, the legacy of the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) became an object of intense political and ideological attention as the Nazi movement sought, in effect, to annex his music. This talk will outline why and how this came about and also consider what this episode reveals about the fate of music and the historical record in a totalitarian culture.

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February 20, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.