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Re: Music is not political (Was Re: music is political)



Then there's the Christian hymn that was re-lyricised into "Deutschland
Uber Alles" and was then cribbed for that old soul tune "Oh How Happy."

~Tim Mungenast


> [Original Message]
> From: Jon Southwood <jsouthwood@gmail.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 4/3/2006 3:03:01 PM
> Subject: Re: Music is not political (Was Re: music is political)
>
> Worked well for Penderecki when he re-titled his "Etude for Strings"
> to "Threnody (for the victims of Hiroshima)".
>
> There a plenty of examples of 'politically-charged' instrumental works
> from composers as diverse as Beethoven, Messiaen, Shostakovich,
> Schnittke, etc. There are also plenty of examples of instrumental
> works whose 'politically-charged-ness' is in the ear of the beholder
> and not in the intent of the composer.
>
> Cheers,
> Jon Southwood
>
> On 4/3/06, daniel stevenson <stillllscary@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > what if this non lryical song has a title?maybe "the 19th of april"
> > or"butterfly tree"how¬  about "the poison bushes"?if a listener were
> > familiar with the topic of an instrumental song the the music itself
would
> > become very politcal...a tranquil melody suddenly overpowered by a
rumbling