Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Making New Music in Cold War PolandThe Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1956-1968$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lisa Jakelski

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520292543

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520292543.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 05 July 2022

A Raucous Education

A Raucous Education

(p.63) 3 A Raucous Education
Making New Music in Cold War Poland

Lisa Jakelski

University of California Press

Chapter 3 considers the effects that festival performances had on Warsaw Autumn audiences, as well the work these audiences performed through their listening practices. Public response was what demonstrated the Warsaw Autumn’s legitimacy as a socialist education project. Concertgoers’ uninhibited behaviors had additional meaning as forms of political action and strategies to accrue social and cultural prestige. Drawing on political scientist Michael Chwe’s theory of common knowledge formation, the chapter further argues that scandals were an important aspect of public education and taste formation at the Warsaw Autumn. The public contributed to the genre-making that took place via festival events, for their concert-hall behavior suggested that, in addition to various compositional styles and techniques, “contemporary music” entailed certain modes of audience response.

Keywords:   listening, scandals, audiences, common knowledge, public education, taste, audience response, socialist education, genre

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.