The Wave Of Patriotism In Poetry

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When the six major powers of Europe get in war, it is not like any other war. Early in 1914, France, Britain and Russia formed the Triple Entente, and declared war against the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy), which was later known as the World War I. The Cultural Impact of World War 1 during the war and immediately after it, was more significant than any other war. The Horrific and senseless World War I reported around 37,468,904 casualties (Encyclopedia Britannica), this seriously influenced talented artists, writers and musicians around the world who had answered their nations' call to join the Army, or suffered directly from war terrors at their hometowns.

The Wave of Patriotism in Poetry

The lifestyle Poets lived during World War I
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The music culture era of late Romanticism, Symbolism and Expressionism that began with the Vienna classicals during the 18th century had ended. The concert music culture of the high bourgeoisie especially in Germany and Austria had declined, (since the inflation in 1923), many high-society bourgeoisie members faced financial decline during the war, while those who gained wealth crowded concerts and operas. Rapid rise in laborer concerts showed after the war.

Many professional musicians were soldiers and suffered greatly from such as the pianist Walter Gieseking (1895-1956), the violinist Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), Myaskovsky suffered shell shock and Paul Wittgenstein (1887-1961) - a pianist who lost his right hand on the Eastern Front. Musicians used to perform for high-rank officers during war, and the phonograph provided music and emotional bond for soldiers marking another new development in music history.

Classic Musicians such as Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), and Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) had either died or lost their creative energy during and after
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