- Title Pages
1Use, the Useful, and Public Utility
2Reinscribing the Revolutionary Legacy
3Music as Political Culture
4Regenerating National Pride
5Imagining a New Nation through Music
6An Ideology of Diversity, Eclecticism, and Pleasure
7Musical Hybridity and the Challenges of Colonialism
8Useful Distractions and Economic Liberalism in the Belle Epoque
9Music as Resistance and an Emerging Avant-garde
10The Symbolic Utility of Music at the 1889 Universal Exhibition
11New Alliances and New Music
12The Dynamics of Identity and the Struggle for Distinction
Appendix A.Important Political and Musical Events In the Early Third Republic
Appendix B.References in MéNestrelTo Performances of FrenchOpERaS Abroad, 1872–1888
Appendix C.Selected Publications On Revolutionary Music After 1870
- Musical Examples
- (p.695) Coda
- Composing the Citizen
- University of California Press
This chapter discusses the legacy of the Third Republic and the role of music in the search for national identity. It stresses that the Third Republic has shown how music can serve as a regenerative force and express the hopes and dreams of a society. The chapter also discusses the concept of public utility and studies a work of Ravel.
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