Annulling the Trauma: Neoclassicism as a Modernist (?) Antidote to Society’s Ills
Keywords: Neoclassicism, Paris 1920s, Belgrade 1950s, moderated modernism, First World War, Second World War
In this paper, we shall examine the overall conditions of the emergence of neoclassicism in Paris, shortly after the First World War. Compared to that, the emergence of neoclassicism in Serbian music is also going to be examined having in mind
that neoclassicism, as a dominant movement, appears in Serbian music significantly later – after the Second World War. At this point, the only correlation between the two neoclassicisms is that they both appear after the significant, primarily destructive historical events. What would their other similarities and differences be?