Pre-Concert Lecture: Music Nationalism in World War 1
Music Nationalism in World War 1
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.