Musical modernism, global: comparative observations

Heile, B. (2018) Musical modernism, global: comparative observations. In: Heile, B. and Wilson, C. (eds.) The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 175-198. ISBN 9781472470409

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This chapter investigates the global diffusion of musical modernism, studying its adoption and development in four different countries – Argentina, Mexico, Finland and Japan – from a comparative perspective. In this way, I uncover specificities but also underlying commonalities in the ways different national and regional cultures responded to the challenges posed by musical modernity. Adopting the perspective of critical cosmopolitanism, I argue that cultural influence was at least partly reciprocal: not only were distant musical cultures affected by modernist music, but modernism at the centre would not have become what it did without its encounters with others in far-flung corners of the globe.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heile, Professor Bjorn
Authors: Heile, B.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Author
First Published:First published in The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music
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