Party Politics: Ideology and Musical Performance at Donald Trump’s Inaugural Celebration

  title={Party Politics: Ideology and Musical Performance at Donald Trump’s Inaugural Celebration},
  author={Dan Blim},
  journal={American Music},
  pages={478 - 489}
Perhaps the most infamous intersection of music and u.S. presidential inaugurations occurred in 1953. Congressman Fred busbey successfully persuaded the entering eisenhower administration to remove Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait from their inaugural program due to Copland’s leftist politics—an unprecedented act.1 Copland’s removal may have been the most high profile change, but his was not the only contentious name on the roster—Guy lombardo’s “staunch” republican status was questioned by… Expand


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