Title
Dissonance and harmony : a study of the recognition of artists in modernistic music in Brussels, 1919-1939 Dissonance and harmony : a study of the recognition of artists in modernistic music in Brussels, 1919-1939
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
report
Publication
Antwerp :UA, [*]
Subject
Economics
Source (series)
Research paper / UA, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2009:16
Volume/pages
45 p.,
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
What explains the recognition gained by artists? Is it learning by doing? Or is it social structure? We study the recognition gained by modernistic composers in Belgium during the interwar years, and find that learning by doing increases recognition for pioneers, and that it matters only when there is fragmentation of the genre. However, novices secured recognition if they worked in a genre allied with a political ideology; more specifically, when the far right parties gained ground reflecting the rise of Flemish nationalism, expressionists belonging to the German pole garnered more recognition even if they were novices. Taken together, these results suggest that worlds of art shape the fates of works of art.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/73802e/1da24aa0.pdf
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