The Music Plays On — The Impact of WWI on Music

November 11, 1918

This is from a blog entry I wrote two years ago on the centenary of Armistice/Veterans Day.

Today is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day — Veterans Day in the U.S. — commemorating the end of WWI, which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month of the year. It was a devastating war and the world of classical music suffered greatly from this incredibly barbaric…