Political Classical Music: Repertory

cahillsweeter

This is the disc and the pianist who started me on this project.

This page is a work in progress in which I intend to create a list of works which characterize this category.  For now I am going to begin in 1901 and create a chronological list of classical music written with the intent of expressing a political opinion.  Contributions are welcome and this page is a living document, meaning that it will be updated periodically as I add new works.

Comments and suggestions are welcomed.  This page started July 6, 2019.


1901

 


1902

 


1903


1910

  • Smyth, Ethel          The March of the Women (song with accompaniment)

1960

  • Nono, Luigi                     Intolleronza 1960 (opera)

1961


1962


1963


1964


1965

  • Zimmerman, Bernd Alois          Die Soldaten (opera)

1966


1967

  • Stockhausen, Karlheinz          Hymnen (for chorus, tape, orchestra; multiple                                                                      revisions 1969

1968

  • Henze, Hans Werner         Das Floß der Medusa (cantata)
  •                                                Versuch über Schweine (voice and orchestra)

1969


1970

  • Henze, Hans Werner          El Cimarrón

1971

  • Rzewski, Frederic          Coming Together, for speaker and variable ensemble
  • Bernstein, Leonard        Mass, a Theater Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers

1972

  • Rzewski, Frederic          Attica, for speaker and variable ensemble

 


1973

 


1974

 


1975

  • Rzewski, Frederic          The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (solo piano)

 


1976

  • Henze, Hans Werner          We Come to the River (opera)

1977


1978


2007

  • Rzewski, Frederic               Peace Dances (nanosonatas nos. 22-28 for solo piano)

2008

  • Gann, Kyle                              War Is Just a Racket (speaking pianist)