Making Music in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
This thesis offers the first in-depth critical account of the performance of art and concert music in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). It debunks the view—still held by many—that concert life ground to a halt as a result of the outbreak of war and resumed after the victory of Franco’s Nationalist troops. It argues that music played an active and important role throughout the conflict and was inseparably tied to the politics and propaganda of war as well as to the preservation and...[Show more]
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