Antonin Dvor√°k

Music Nationalism circa 1848

All across Europe in the 19th century, there was a wave of nationalism as people fought for political independence. Composers started wanting musical independence, too. When they started putting folk tunes and dance rhythms from their native countries into their music, and wrote about local legends, history, and landscapes, musical nationalism was born.
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Music In This Episode

Ma Vlast - Vysehrad

Ma Vlast - Moldau

Nabucco - Va, pensiero

Hungarian Rhapsody #1

Revolutionary Etude

Czech Suite

Dumky Trio

Slavonic Dance Op. 46, #8