Inside Pitch: Folk Nationalism With David Serkin Ludwig

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We live in an era of identity, where background and personal experiences shape the work, practice, and professional associations of all, but particularly those in the arts. Though an ubiquitous issue to some observers today, for composers the question of identity has always manifested in their work as an expression of racial ethnicity, geographic or national culture, and other personally defining aspects of their lives. We will explore the works of two such examples in the work of British/Sierra Leonian composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Czech composer Antonín Dvorák. Both composers drew heavily from their own backgrounds and experiences to compose music that was uniquely their own, raising issues of genre and appropriation that are still relevant today.

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