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University of Massachusetts Amherst

2012

Alfredo Casella

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"A Music Unquestionably Italian In Idiom": Nationalism As An Evolutionary Process In The Music Of Alfredo Casella, Corinne M. Salada Jan 2012

"A Music Unquestionably Italian In Idiom": Nationalism As An Evolutionary Process In The Music Of Alfredo Casella, Corinne M. Salada

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Little scholarship exists about the extent of musical nationalism in the works of twentieth-century Italian composer Alfredo Casella (1883-1947). Casella’s output, which is divided into three stylistic periods – 1902-1913, 1914-1920, and 1921-1946 – display varying styles and influences, such as an extension of French, German, and Russian romanticism and Schoenbergian atonality. Yet nationalistic expression simultaneously pervades each stylistic period: The first period portrays nationalism through the use of folk material and forms, as does the second, which also uses programmatic elements in an atonal context. The third stylistic period, to which previous scholars have given the most attention, expresses nationalism ...