Music Makes the Nation: Nationalist Composers and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Europe

by Benjamin Curtis

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Biographical Overview


Chapter One: Nationalism and Music

Nationalism: Key Concepts and Definitions

Nationalist Intellectuals and the National Culture

Nationalism in Music


Chapter Two: Creating National Music

Wagner

Smetana

Grieg

Conclusion


Chapter Three: The Role of Folk Sources in Creating a National Music

Nationalizing Folk Traditions

Folk Sources in Wagner, Smetana, and Grieg

Conclusion


Chapter Four: Constructing “Difference” in the National Culture

Wagner’s Villains

Smetana and the Battles of “Wagnerianism”

Grieg, German Music, and German Critics

Conclusion


Chapter Five: Universality and the National Music’s Place in the World

Prestige

Dissemination

Universality

Conclusion


Conclusion

Bibliography

Index


 

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