Pre-Concert Lecture: Music Nationalism in World War 1

Music Nationalism in World War 1

Pre-Concert Lecture to the collaboration concert between the UMD Symphony Orchestra and "The President's Own" United States Marine Chamber Orchestra
Sunday, May 1, 2016 . 1PM

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45 minutes

One of the causes of World War I was nationalism, which was a growing force at the turn of the twentieth century.  During this time, nationalism was also present in classical music, and composers often quoted folk or popular tunes.  In this pre-concert lecture, we will explore some of the popular tunes that are used in the program and examine how music can be nationalistic.