Music's Nordic breakthrough : aesthetics, modernity, and cultural exchange, 1890-1930 /

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The Boydell Press,, Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom ;, p.xv, 278 pages : (2021)



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(OCoLC)fst00862898, (OCoLC)fst01030269, (OCoLC)fst01736351, 20th century, Civilization., fast, History and criticism., Modernism (Music), Music, Music., Scandinavia, Scandinavia.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Music's Nordic Breakthrough adopts an interdisciplinary methodology and expands the geographical reach of the 'Nordic zone' to include interactions with Russia, the Baltic states and Great Britain; a new understanding of the region emerges as an arena of artistic affinity, cultural exchange and shared preoccupations. At the same time, the book constitutes an attempt to re-map and recentre early twentieth-century European modernism through a distinctively Nordic lens. The thematic approach on display reveals the complex interaction of networks, individuals, ideologies and the transfer of ideas--back cover.National, Nordic, universal: Gustav Vigeland and Einer Jónsson / Charlotte Ashby -- Sergei Diaghilev, Konstantin Korovin, and the North in Russian art, 1890-1905 / Louise Hardiman -- Wilhelm Peterson-Berger's Four songs in Swedish folk style, op.5: a critical appraisal / Kirsten Santos Rutschmann -- Sibelius and the ecological breakthrough / Tomi Mäkelä -- Shooting Tuonela's swan: modern myths and artistic convergence in Finnish symbolism / Pirjo Lyytikäinen -- Music beyond the breakthrough: Sibelius, Hofmannsthal, and the summoning of Everyman / Daniel M. Grimley -- Composing a Nordic renaissance: Ture Rangström's music for Till Damaskus (III) / Leah Broad -- Gramophones and modernity in the North / Julia Mannherz -- Fartein Valen's atonal breakthrough / Arnulf Christian Mattes -- Northern light: Jäzeps Vitols, cosmopolitan nationalist on the axis Riga-St Petersburg / Kevin C. Karnes -- Sibelius reception in Britain, 1901-39: centre and periphery in the musical construction of the North / Philip Ross Bullock -- Breaking down the breakthrough / Mikkel Bruun Zangenberg.