Most of the issues addressed in this volume are strongly marked by a political and propagandist message. Content of this type is particularly visible in the art of former totalitarian countries (the German Third Reich, the Soviet Union) and countries influenced by fascism (the Ustasha Independent State of Croatia) and communism (the People’s Republic of Poland, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). Yet political and ideological contexts are also in evidence in the music and musical iconography of earlier times. They are discernible, for example, in the way people apprehended the culture of the Orient, discovered and interpreted by European artists and scholars. Perception of the Near East was burdened with cultural topoi and stereotypes sustained by colonial and national ideology and by the Christian missionary concept of the time.
Music, Politics and Ideology in the Visual Arts [Muzyka, polityka i ideologia w sztukach wizualnych]
Contents [Spis treści]
- Cristina Santarelli, ‘Soft’ anti-Turkish propaganda in some seventeenth-century Savoy court celebrations
- Sławomira Żerańska-Kominek, An odalisque with a tambourine. Music in orientalist representations of the harem
- Davide Nadali, Looking at music: the representation of the ancient Near East between fiction and reality in the age of orientalism
- Vjera Katalinić, The visualisation of the national in nineteenth-century opera in Zagreb
- Grzegorz Zieziula, From Ariadne to Halka: The ‘melodrama model’ in Moniuszko’s opera and its echoes in iconography
- Marcin Zgliński, Iconosphere of music in the Stalinist USRR and the Third Reich – a tentative comparison
- Stanislav Tuksar, Hidden and overt socio-political messages in 1941 Croatian newspapers: Totalitarian rightest ideology and its musico-pictorial projections
- Marcin Zgliński, The cover design of Polish propaganda songs, 1945–1955
- Mariusz Gradowski, Polish ‘Hair’. Some remarks on cultural propaganda and on the image and stage performance of Polish rock and roll bands in the 1960s
- Julijana Zhabeva-Papazova, Alternative rock in Yugoslavia in the 1980s and its musical iconography.