Music: Citizens or Children?

When artists get concerned with politics, they act like other citizens. Last week in Modern Music magazine five famous European composers, now in the U.S., tried to answer a purely political question: what should be done to Europe's collaborationist composers?

French Composer Darius Milhaud answered unequivocally: "I don't see why artists should not be treated as ordinary citizens. Jacques Benoist-Mechin is a composer who has written a few works in which you may find a certain gift. He was a minister in the Laval cabinet. Now he is arrested, accused as a traitor, a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!