Literature and music of the First World War
Kate Kennedy & Trudi Tate pages 1-6View the article abstract
The introduction provides historical and cultural context for the articles that follow. It explores some of the issues discussed by writers, composers, and music critics of the First World War. The volume as a whole analyses some of the many different ways in which the British experience of the First World War was remembered, mourned, and raged against – as well as celebrated – in music and literature during the war and in the decades that followed.
Key Words: First World War literature, First World War music, Ivor Gurney, Siegfried Sassoon, The Musical Times , Ernest Newman, Robert Lorenz, Vaughan Williams, Arthur Bliss, John Foulds, Wilfred Owen, Vera Brittain, BBC, memorialization