The Art of Fear: The Music of Oppression and War


6 April – 9 June

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX



Dictators Stalin and Hitler may have played different political games, but they were unified in a desire for total censorship. This lack of free speech extended to composers and artists, whose music was questioned by the authorities and the government-run press. This series of events and concerts examines how composers trod precarious paths between artistic freedom and survival. 



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