Music and Resistance
Cultural Defense During the German Occupation of Norway 1940-45
2021, Münsteraner Schriften zur zeitgenössischen Musik, Band 6, 430 pages, paperback, mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen Abbildungen, 44,90 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-4289-4
Based on considerable findings in public archives and private collections, this book discusses music in concentration camps in Norway and the fate of Jewish musicians, portrays choirs, military ensembles, orchestral and church music in Norway. It further analyzes Harald Sæverud’s 5th symphony and Moses Pergament’s choir symphony Den judiska sången, illustrates the exile of musicians in Stockholm and discusses resistance music in historic media such as the Errol Flynn-movie Edge of Darkness (1943), recapitulated by a model for music as resistance.
Important cities, towns and other places mentioned in this book are supplemented in this historical map of Norway (PDF).