Nationalist

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Definition

Music which incorporates elements of folk music of the composer’s country. It emerged about the second half of the 19th century and was a type of Romanticism. Composers include Glinka, Smetana and Grieg.

Examples


Watch this performance of 'Vltava' from 'Ma Vlast' (My Fatherland)


Regardless of where it is performed, Elgar's 'Pomp & Circumstance' sounds essentially British.

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