Entartete Musik: The War Against Modernism



It is possible to divide the main tenets of Nazi cultural policy into two halves: one concerned with the preservation of German racial purity, the other with the upholding of reactionary attitudes against ‘modernism’ in the arts. The chapter on antisemitism discussed how a series of exclusionary legislative acts, coupled with an extensive and relentless propaganda campaign, went some way towards realising the first of these objectives. In contrast, the Nazi regime found the proscription of modernism, especially in the area of music, a more problematical task.


Popular Music Nazi Regime Music Profession Weimar Republic Musical Style 
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© Erik Levi 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonUK

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