Myth, Music and Landscape in Scandinavia

Myth, Music and Landscape in Scandinavia Photo by Louise Turner I have been thinking about the connections between music, language, myth and landscape while preparing our concert of Scandinavian music and writing on the 14th May (See Events). And I've discovered that Scandinavian composers of the 19th c were drawing the same parallels. Sibelius, Nielsen and Grieg have been labelled Nationalists after the musical movement which swept Europe in the late 19th century. But more than the Nationalist composers of other countries, they were inspired by myth, legend, folktale and the breathtaking landscapes that surrounded them. The Norse Creations Myths “Burning ice, biting flame; that is how life

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