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Sounding Authentic: The Rural Miniature and Musical Modernism

Joshua S. Walden


Sounding Authentic considers the intersecting influences of nationalism, modernism, and technological innovation on representations of ethnic and national identities in twentieth-century art music. The book identifies the genre of the “rural miniature,” which consists of short pieces primarily for accompanied violin that were based on folk songs and dances. It considers rural miniatures in the contexts in which the genre appeared most frequently on recordings and recital programs: those based on folk music of Hungary, the Jewish diaspora, and Spain, by composers including Manuel d ... More

Keywords: Violin, Diaspora, Modernism, Race, Folk music, Hybridity, Identity, Nationalism, Technology, Authenticity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199334667
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334667.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua S. Walden, author
Johns Hopkins University