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‘Clear, happy, and naïve’: Wilhelm Stenhammar’s music for As You Like It

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This article explores early twentieth-century Swedish attitudes towards modernism. It uses as its focus Wilhelm Stenhammar’s incidental music for Shakespeare’s As You Like It, composed in 1920 for a production directed by Per Lindberg. It argues that by 1920, ‘modernism’ in Sweden was associated with particular styles that differed between disciplines. The term ‘modern’, however, had the same meaning across disciplines, and referred to cultural forms that aimed to reach a mass audience. As a ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/ml/gcy081

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Music
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Music and Letters Journal website
Volume:
99
Issue:
3
Pages:
352–385
Publication date:
2018-12-21
Acceptance date:
2018-03-07
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EISSN:
1477-4631
ISSN:
1477-4631
Pubs id:
pubs:935866
URN:
uri:7bbdf163-cb91-4b2e-8289-1f8726b9f978
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uuid:7bbdf163-cb91-4b2e-8289-1f8726b9f978
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pubs:935866

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