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Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Robert Adlington


With the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, a third of the world's population came to live under communist regimes. Over the next forty years, the lives of most people in the non-communist world were also shaped in some way by communism and the Cold War waged against it. In the cases of many artists, intellectuals, and workers, this involvement was wished and active. Yet while the left-leaning tendencies of western artists have long been recognized, the extent and depth of musicians' involvement in communism specifically has been largely ignored, suppressed, or dismissed ... More

Keywords: music, communism, Cold War, Marxism, Marxist organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265390
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Adlington, editor
University of Nottingham

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