Savannah Music Festival LIVE 714 – Grieg & Vaughan Williams

The use and development of folk music by classical composers in the 19th century often echoed the traditional music of their homelands. The rise of nationalistic elements into works by such notable figures as Chopin, Sibelius and Rimsky Korsakov occasionally relied on folk music from their native lands as inspiration, as did Edvard Grieg with Norwegian folk music, which helped put the music of Norway on the international spectrum. In this episode, we listen to 2014 Savannah Music Festival concerts that featured Grieg’s Holberg Suite, alongside British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Piano Quintet in C minor.