This week you will investigate the relationship between cultural nationalism, the
nationalist movements of 1848, and Romantic music.
Your task is to create a wiki post on the nationalist movement in one particular
country. You will listen to a piece of music from a European composer that
reflects the ideals of cultural nationalism in that country, and create a wiki post on
your chosen composer and country.
This web site introduces the topic of cultural nationalism and some famous
Romantic composers and their music:
The documentary film, Land of Our Fathers, is a great introduction to cultural
nationalism and music in various European countries.
Choose one of the composers listed (or another, if you have a particular
preference in terms of a country or composer) and listen to some of their music.
Do some research on the nationalist movement in the country you have chosen
and look for information on the connection between the piece of music, the
composer, and the nationalist movements of 1848. For example, if you choose
Italy, you will likely listen to Verdi’s music and discuss Mazzini’s Young Italy
movement; the documentary film will introduce you to many others.
Write a paragraph introducing the nationalist movement and prominent figures, a
paragraph on the events that took place in 1848 (or before/after then, if that is the
case), and a paragraph on the composer you have chosen and his/her work.
Include the link to the piece of music (if possible), so that your classmates can
click on the link and listen to it. Tell us about the significance of this piece of
music and the role it played in the movement.
You do not need to be a music expert to do this! Just listen to the music, read the
words, and think about the place and time you are discussing. What sort of
impact would it have had on you?
Your entry should be 1 page in length (Arial 12-point font, single-spaced), and
include at least paragraph or two on the historical events, some information on
the composer and his/her relationship to the nationalist movement, and your own
analysis of the music and its relevance.
|Due By (Pacific Time)||09/28/2014 09:00 pm|
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