Alex Ross - Why and how did music become so politicised

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Alex Ross gives his second keynote talk of Southbank Centre's The Rest Is Noise festival in 2013.

Alex Ross - Why and how did music become so politicised

Ross focuses on the onset of Nazism and the shift towards intensely political music in the '20s and '30s, and broadening the focus to look at parallel developments in America and the Soviet Union. This talk is called 'Into the Abyss', and was recorded as part of the festival's 'Berlin Weekend'.

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