A real treat for the end of the year

I wish England was this!

In the Fen Country: Landscape and Music in the Work of Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams

This is a truly beautiful posting on the English music that broke with the German Romantic fashion promoted by Stanford and Parry, and Elgar also to an extent. That being said, I love and identify with the German music of the tradition of Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms and others – “pure” music. Read the article, enjoy the paintings and listen to the music which is also available on YouTube.

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One Response to A real treat for the end of the year

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Thanks for directing our attention to this! Lots to think about, here! (And attempt to apply.)

    I wonder where Grieg and Dvorak might fit in? And various Iberian composers and those of their former colonies?

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