Title

World War 2 affects on music; A history of the influence on 3 composers: Britten, Schoenberg, and Strauss with an accompanied composition project

Presenter Information

Justice FrankFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Music

Minor

N/A

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. D'Ambrosio

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

I will examine the influence that the Nazi regime had on the lives of four composers: Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, and Benjamin Britten. Because of the racial discrimination and the anti-Sematic views of Nazism, each of these composers were affected by this movement in various ways based on their backgrounds. By analyzing the history surrounding these composers, I can further understand the meaning and influence that the Nazi rule had in their compositions. In addition, I will compose a four-movement vocal piece where each movement relates to one of the composers and connects to their biography. I will be setting text from authors whose lives were affected similarly to that of the highlighted composer in each movement to further convey the impact of Nazism.

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Honors Thesis

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World War 2 affects on music; A history of the influence on 3 composers: Britten, Schoenberg, and Strauss with an accompanied composition project

I will examine the influence that the Nazi regime had on the lives of four composers: Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, and Benjamin Britten. Because of the racial discrimination and the anti-Sematic views of Nazism, each of these composers were affected by this movement in various ways based on their backgrounds. By analyzing the history surrounding these composers, I can further understand the meaning and influence that the Nazi rule had in their compositions. In addition, I will compose a four-movement vocal piece where each movement relates to one of the composers and connects to their biography. I will be setting text from authors whose lives were affected similarly to that of the highlighted composer in each movement to further convey the impact of Nazism.