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Author Árni Heimir Ingólfsson, author

Title Jón Leifs and the musical invention of Iceland / Árni Heimir Ingólfsson
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 383 pages)
Series Music, nature, place
Music, nature, place
Contents The land without music (1899-1916) -- Years of study (1916-1921) -- Composer and conductor (1921-1929) -- Leifs and the elements of an Icelandic style -- Icelandic nation-building and the 1930 Alþingi Festival (1929-1933) -- "This music belongs to us" (1933-1937) -- Dinosaurs in Berlin (1937-1944) -- Guilt and retribution (1944-1955) -- The final years (1955-1968) -- Postlude: revival and influence -- Appendix: list of Jón Leifs's completed works
Summary In Jón Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland, Árni Heimir Ingólfsson provides a striking account of the dramatic career of Iceland's iconic composer. Leifs (1899-1968) was the first Icelander to devote himself fully to composition and this book enriches our appreciation of his music by exploring the political, literary and environmental contexts that influenced his work
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 28, 2019)
Subject Jón Leifs -- Criticism and interpretation
Jón Leifs
Jón Leifs.
Composers -- Iceland -- Biography
Music -- Iceland -- History and criticism
MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician
Genre/Form Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018051364
ISBN 0253044073