Articles about Scandinavian Music

The Romance in Nineteenth-Century Danish Opera
Ars Lyrica (2015) Vol. 22, pp. 131-156

In a reflection of the political turmoil of the first half of the nineteenth century, opera composers in Demnark consciouskly and purposely worked toi develop a national dramaturgy that was anti-German. Inspired by new collections of Danish folk music published ...

Burgeoning Modernisms and Multisonant Gestures: Cosmopolitan Identities in Turn-of-the-Century Scandinavia
Ars Lyrica (2015) Vol. 22, pp. 179-227

The era leading to Norway's political emancipation in 1905 gave rise to competing nationalistic and universal impulses. Ironically, composers such as Grieg and Delius faced these challenges with the broader aim of projecting an intrenational identity. Convergrence in literature and ...