26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie's Columbia River Songs by Greg Vandy, Daniel Person

By Greg Vandy, Daniel Person

In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days—including classics like “Roll On Columbia” and “Pastures of Plenty”—when he used to be employed by way of the Bonneville energy management to advertise the advantages of affordable hydroelectric energy, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Timed to have fun the seventy fifth anniversary of this undertaking, KEXP DJ Greg Vandytakes readers contained in the strange partnership among considered one of America’s nice people artists and the government, and exhibits how the yankee folks revival used to be a reaction to challenging times.

26 Songs In 30 Days plunges deeply into the old context of the time and the innovative politics that embraced Social Democracy in the course of an period during which the us have been critically struggling with the nice melancholy. And notwithstanding this can be a musical background of a colourful American musical icon and a selected a part of the rustic, it couldn’t be a greater reminder of ways undying and expansive such issues are in today’s political discourse.

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5 He died of cancer and heart problems two years later. With the Third Thaw, launched by Khrushchev's renewed de-Stalinization policies in October 1961 , the heyday of 'dissident' literature began. e. samizdat 'self-publishing'). The most serious cases of such supposed 'anti-Soviet propaganda' were punishable by trial, internal exile and/or incarceration in psychiatric hospitals, though the fact that writers were no longer executed or sent to the GULAG was a measure of the change of climate since the Stalin era.

46. 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 _ 20 Shostakovich: String Quartet No . 8 that the initiative for Shostakovich's Party candidature came from a petty official seeking personal advancement (perhaps he meant the P. N. 40 To those outside Shostakovich's inner circle, his application for Party membership seemed to be a natural culmination of the long process of his acceptance of official responsibilities. As. early as 1934 he had been an elected deputy of Leningrad's October District, and since February 1947 he had been chairman of the Leningrad branch of the Composers' Union and district representative to the RSFSR Supreme Soviet.

Several of Shostakovich's own works before the Tenth Symphony contain 'near-miss' versions of the signature - most obviously the Violin Concerto No. 1 (second movement and cadenza) - but only in the Symphony does it appear unequivocally. 19 In the Symphony and the Quartet the signature has manifold musical implications. In the former it appears in the contexts of G major, F major, C major (all in the third movement) and E major (in the finale). In all these cases there is friction between the notes of the DSCH motif and the surrounding harmony.

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