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Music, landscape and the sound of place: on hearing Delius's Song of the High Hills

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One of the most poignant scenes in Ken Russell’s 1968 film Delius: Song of Summer evocatively depicts the ailing composer being carried in a wicker chair to the summit of the mountain behind his Norwegian cabin. From here, Delius can gaze one final time across the broad Gudbrandsdal and watch the sun set behind the distant Norwegian fells. Contemplating the centrality of Norway in Delius’s output, however, raises more pressing questions of musical meaning, representation, and our relations...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1525/JM.2016.33.1.11

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Music Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
University of California Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Musicology Journal website
Volume:
33
Issue:
1
Pages:
11-44
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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EISSN:
1533-8347
ISSN:
0277-9269
URN:
uuid:37444963-bd6f-47cf-9bb2-8b9d5a1b5bd5
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608582
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pubs:608582

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