"Shout, shout, up with your song": 12 Pieces of Political Classical Music

11.05.2018 - By Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast

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Just in time for Election Day in the US, this week we explore 12 pieces of Political Classical Music! All throughout history, composers have expressed their feelings about the issues of the day through their music, from Haydn and Mozart discussing class, to Verdi and Sibelius' Nationalism, to Shostakovich, Penderecki, and Rsewski's anti-war and fascism messages. We also discuss music like Weill's Seven Deadly Sins, and the deeply controversial John Adams opera, The Death of Klinghoffer. Happy voting!

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