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Folk Traditions in the Solo Piano Music of Geirr Tveitt

Abstract Geirr Tveitt (1908-1981) was a central figure of the national movement in Norwegian cultural life during the 1930s. He studied composition with masters such as Arthur Honegger, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Nadia Boulanger, achieving international acclaim for many of his works. However, his native Norway was slow to follow this praise, as post-World War II intellectuals disregarded anything that resembled nationalism. Tveitt's music was considered obsolete. He became isolated and withdrawn and died in 1981 after a house fire destroyed the manuscripts of nearly three hundred opuses, leaving only a handful of works, some of which were not yet published. Tveitt was raised in a remote part of Norway where the folk tradition was strong. Because of... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Hunter, Karali (Author) / Meir, Baruch (Advisor) / Carpenter, Ellon (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Folk traditions / Geirr Tveitt / Nationalism / Norway / Piano
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 115 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Performance 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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