Music: Nationalist

Most of the music that is played in concert halls comes from the broad musical meadows of Central Europe. But most of the tunes that set people dancing or whistling come from their own musical back yards. For want of a home-grown product even half as good, non-Germanic countries have had to import a large part of their concert music. But during the past 75 years composers in other countries have struggled to raise their own distinct national types of concert music, to produce symphonies, quartets, operas that are 100% Russian, Hungarian or...

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