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In Osteuropa 6-8/2022

Music of Resistance and Hope
Ukrainian Compositions of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Julija Nikolaevs’ka

Deutsche Fassung


The history of Ukrainian music in the 20th and 21st centuries is contradictory. On the one hand, the art of composition flourished; on the other hand, numerous composers and their works were subjected to politically motivated restrictions. In nearly every phase of Ukrainian music history, there is repression and censorship, to which composers and their works fell victim. Yet despite all the devastation, Ukrainian music regenerates itself again and again. Ukrainian musical culture is a domain of resistance.

(Osteuropa 6-8/2022, pp. 375–392)