Nordic Art Music: From the Middle Ages to the Third Millennium
Publisher: Praeger | pages: 216 | 2002 | ISBN: 0275973999 | CHM | 11 mb
The five countries that make up Northern Europe–Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland–have, over the course of the last several centuries, developed a unique and viable art music history that easily rivals that of their continental neighbors. Nordic Art Music: From the Middle Ages to the Third Millennium provides an informative and accessible overview of the fascinating historical and aesthetic developments of this music and its creators, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, through the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, to the beginning of this new century. The first English-language book of its type in nearly 40 years, Frederick Key Smith's study brings into focus this broad and exciting aspect of music history.