Music is a powerful weapon in war time, with numerous important roles, from rousing spirits on the battlefields, to comforting those who stayed behind. Little surprise, then, that the First World War changed the course of British music, influencing everything from composition to performance, reception to recordings. This paper investigates recordings of classical music, made in England between 1914 and 1918. It aims to observe such recordings from several different perspectives, in order to understand the broad context from which they emerged, whilst observing their value and use nowadays.
|Title of host publication||The Great War (1914-1918) and Music|
|Subtitle of host publication||Compositional Strategies, Performing Practices, and Social Impacts|
|Editors||Stanislav Tuksar, Monika Jurić Janjik|
|Publisher||Croatian Musicological Society|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
|Event||13th International Musicological Conference: The Great War / 1914 - 1918 / and Music: Compositional Strategies, Performing Practices, and Social Impacts - Zagreb , Croatia|
Duration: 24 Oct 2017 → 27 Oct 2017
Conference number: 13
http://hmd-music.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Program_Programme-Final-Integralno.pdf (Link to Conference Programme)
|Conference||13th International Musicological Conference|
|Period||24/10/17 → 27/10/17|
Stanovic, I. (2020). The Early Classical Recordings of First World War England: Process, preoccupation and performance. In S. Tuksar, & M. J. Janjik (Eds.), The Great War (1914-1918) and Music: Compositional Strategies, Performing Practices, and Social Impacts (pp. 103-112). (Musicological Proceedings; No. 21). Croatian Musicological Society.