Modality in Greek Music (1900-50) in Expressing Different Perceptions of the Nation

Konstantinos Chardas
A variety of modal collections (from different traditions, or self-invented) entered Greek art music from 1900 to 1950. Since the modal intervallic content inevitably determines the final sound result, these collections and the way they are employed essentially express a wide spectrum of ideological inclinations and nuances, even, within the widely-spread nationalist agenda of the era. Drawing on research from the modern Greek studies, the present chapter proposes to examine modality as expressing and promoting...
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