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  • Collection: Curated Research
  • Tags: Music

"Art and Democracy"

Interprets an “increasingly visible weariness and distrust towards democracy” and proposes the construction of contemporary “Academies of Art” to aid in the education of “mature” citizens. Lachenmann interpolates his remarks into two discourses.…


Shaffer’s play, originally published in 1981, presents a conflict between composers Mozart and Salieri that centers on questions of genius and religious faith. Set in Vienna during the 1780s, the play explores connections between music and…