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A New English Music : Composers and Folk Traditions in England's Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century, Paperback / softback Book

A New English Music : Composers and Folk Traditions in England's Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century Paperback / softback

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The turn of the 20th century was a time of great change in Britain.

The empire saw its global influence waning and its traditional social structures challenged.

There was a growing weariness of industrialism and a desire to rediscover tradition and the roots of English heritage.

A new interest in English folk song and dance inspired the art world, which many believed was seeing a renaissance after a period of stagnation since the 18th century. This book focuses on the lives of seven English composers-Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, George Butterworth, Ernest Moeran, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), Gerald Finzi and Percy Grainger-whose work was influenced by folk songs and early music.

Each chapter provides historical background and tells the fascinating story of a musical life.

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