Nationalist Composers and Fiddle Music: A Reflection of Removal from Traditional Culture, with Specific Attention to Copland and Grieg
AbstractThe late Romantic period of classical music was characterized by a new enthusiasm for the inclusion of folk music in classical composition. Edvard Grieg and Aaron Copeland are two composers who characterize this period, and both used traditional fiddle tunes from their respective countries in their Nationalist compositions. This essay explores the extent to which folk traditions were honored and exploited in each composer’s music. The author concludes that while Grieg was more successful in authentically portraying the fiddle music of his nation, Copeland’s comparable work became a much more popular Nationalist symbol.
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BAIMAN, Rachel D. Nationalist Composers and Fiddle Music: A Reflection of Removal from Traditional Culture, with Specific Attention to Copland and Grieg. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 7, aug. 2011. ISSN 1555-788X. Available at: <http://ejournals.library.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/vurj/article/view/2926>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v7i0.2926.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Traditional Music, Fiddle Music, Grieg, Copland
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