The Role of Classical Music in the Construction of Nationalism: A Cross-National Perspective

Benedikte Brincker

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    Abstrakt

    This paper explores the role of classical music in the construction of nationalism in the twentieth century. It takes its point of departure in the Danish composer Carl Nielsen and analyses competing interpretations and receptions of his works. The paper seeks to move beyond the single case study. Hence, it includes three additional cases: the Soviet composer Dimitry Shostacovich (particularly the reception of his 5th Symphony); the position of Paul Hindemith in the Third Reich; and finally the development in Aron Copland's oeuvre. In so doing, it aims to clarify the relationship between classical music and nationalism.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftNations and Nationalism
    Vol/bind20
    Udgave nummer4
    Sider (fra-til)664–682
    ISSN1354-5078
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2014

    Emneord

    • Authenticity
    • Interpretation
    • Modernism
    • Music
    • Nationalism
    • Reception

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