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Time's Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust, and the Music of Remembrance

Jeremy Eichler

Time's Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust, and the Music of Remembrance

Jeremy Eichler
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Item #: UY5952
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 380
Publication Date: 2023
ISBN: 9780525521716
With the Holocaust receding ever further from memory, Jeremy Eichler finds its most lasting monuments in the music of four composers—Benjamin Britten, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, and Dmitri Shostakovich. This book shows how Jewish Germans' hopes for full integration into European society were extinguished in the flames of Auschwitz, and how poe... More
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With the Holocaust receding ever further from memory, Jeremy Eichler finds its most lasting monuments in the music of four composers—Benjamin Britten, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, and Dmitri Shostakovich. This book shows how Jewish Germans' hopes for full integration into European society were extinguished in the flames of Auschwitz, and how poets, essayists, and artists grappled with the failure of high culture to stem the savagery. Ranging from the massacre at Babi Yar to the Battle of Leningrad, this is a timely and essential work of public witness.


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