Annie Randall

Bucknell University

Music as Propaganda in Mussolini's Italy: Six Studies



Annie Randall is Associate Professor of Musicology at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in early modern European history (1450-1750) from University of Kent at Canterbury, England, and her Ph.D. in 1995 in historical musicology from College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include music and culture in late 18th century Weimar, music and gender, music and politics, and Puccini's late operas.
She is co-author (with Rosalind Davis) of "Puccini and 'The Girl': History and Reception of La Fanciulla del West [Girl of the Golden West]" (forthcoming), and is currently editing a book of essays on music, politics, and power for Routledge. At the Italian Academy she will be working on the book project Music, Fascism, and Resistance in Mussolini's Italy, an ethnographic and archival study of the transmission of political ideology through music (popular song, radio, film) during the fascist era and after.