Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America From the Great War Through the Cold War

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When:
January 12, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
2020-01-12T16:00:00-05:00
2020-01-12T16:15:00-05:00
Where:
Larchmont Public Library
121 Larchmont Ave.
Larchmont NY 10538
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Frineds of the Larchmont Library
Dangerous Melodies: Classical Music in America From the Great War Through the Cold War @ Larchmont Public Library |  |  |

A Juilliard-trained musician and professor of history explores the fascinating entanglement of classical music with American foreign relations.
Dangerous Melodies vividly evokes a time when classical music stood at the center of twentieth-century American life, occupying a prominent place in the nation’s culture and politics. Rich with a stunning array of composers and musicians, including Karl Muck, Arturo Toscanini, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Kirsten Flagstad, Aaron Copland, Van Cliburn, and Leonard Bernstein, Dangerous Melodies delves into the volatile intersection of classical music and world politics to reveal a tumultuous history of twentieth-century America.

Jonathan Rosenberg, professor of twentieth-century US history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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