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Landscaping the gaze in Norwegian visual art and Grieg's Op. 66 folksong piano arrangement

Volioti, Georgia (2018) Landscaping the gaze in Norwegian visual art and Grieg's Op. 66 folksong piano arrangement MUSIC & LETTERS, 98 (4). pp. 573-600.

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Abstract

Representations of the Norwegian landscape in nineteenth-century visual culture, paintings, photography and optical illusion devices, were not only part of an emerging lexicon of nationalist iconography but also subverted the boundaries of realism and enfolded the perceiver in a sensory journey through the abstract fabric of space and time. Depictions of the rural, pre-modern landscape often confronted the subjectivity of the gaze through a deflection of an apparent reality and an absence which is revealed obliquely. Using this hermeneutic lens, this article examines the performativity of landscape in Grieg’s Op. 66. These miniatures exemplify a curious dreamlike musical discourse which manifests the landscape as an object of desire hidden from the immediate field of vision and as a distant sound world amenable to imaginative contemplation. By tracing connections between Grieg’s music and its contemporary context, this article places Op. 66 within a broader network of nineteenth-century performative visual culture.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts > Music
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Volioti, Georgiag.volioti@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 12 March 2018
Identification Number : 10.1093/ml/gcx114
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author (2018). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in MUSIC & LETTERS following peer review. The version of record: Georgia Volioti; Landscaping the Gaze in Norwegian Visual Art and Grieg’s Op. 66 Folksong Piano Arrangements, Music and Letters, Volume 98, Issue 4, 1 November 2017, Pages 573–600, https://doi.org/10.1093/ml/gcx114 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/ml/article-abstract/98/4/573/4930892
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 24 May 2017 11:14
Last Modified : 19 Apr 2018 11:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841118

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