Archive of the complete two-issue run of Music Vanguard: A Critical Review

New York: Music Vanguard, 1935. Complete two issue run of "Music Vanguard" magazine, listed as Vol. 1, issue 1 March-April 1935 and Vol. 1, issue 2 Summer 1935. Rare.

"Music Vanguard" focused on the relationship between music and social justice, with a particular focus American socialist thought, noting in the introduction to the first issue the "wish to interrelate diverse elements in the field of music itself, so that a clear and simple view of what may be called 'the musical present' shall be within the range of every intelligent worker." Subjects for articles in the two issues include African American protest music, German workers music, the arts under fascist rule, and the difficulty and necessity of translating of protest music into other languages.

Saddle stapled card wrappers. Lightly soiled overall, else both volumes Near Fine.

[Book #144812]

Price: $2,500.00