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Folklore And Storytelling20200308

Historian Eleanor Rosamunde Barraclough looks at Nordic history, culture and identity, as reflected in the music of the Nordic countries. In this episode she introduces us to some of the region's more unusual inhabitants, including legendary warriors, awesome gods, and magical creatures with musical gifts. We'll hear orchestral works by Leifs and Greig, opera by Rautavaara, traditional Hardanger fiddle and Faroese 'vikivaki'.

Eleanor Rosamunde Barraclough explores the connection between Nordic folkore and music.

Eleanor Rosamunde Barraclough looks at Nordic culture as reflected in the region's music.

Historian Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough looks at Nordic history, culture and identity, as reflected in the music of the Nordic countries. In this episode, she introduces us to some of the region's more unusual inhabitants, including legendary warriors, awesome gods and magical creatures with musical gifts. We'll hear orchestral works by Leifs and Greig, opera by Rautavaara, traditional Hardanger fiddle, and Faroese 'vikivaki'.

Produced by Laura Yogasundram.

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough explores the connection between Nordic folkore and music.

Music And Landscape20200301

Eleanor Rosamunde Barraclough explores Nordic landscapes through the music of the region.

Eleanor Rosamunde Barraclough looks at Nordic culture as reflected in the region's music.

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough explores Nordic landscapes through the music of the region.

Power And Politics20200315

Eleanor Rosamunde Barraclough looks at a few of the ways that Nordic political history has influenced the region's music. It's often said that it’s the winners who get to write history, but is this true of music? Political circumstances often create the impulse to record, preserve and promote a culture’s musical heritage. We'll hear music by Marie Boine, Jean Sibelius, Ole Bull, and the words of a dying man preserved on a medieval manuscript.

Eleanor Rosamunde Barraclough looks at Nordic political history, as reflected in music.

Eleanor Rosamunde Barraclough looks at Nordic culture as reflected in the region's music.

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough looks at a few of the ways that Nordic political history has influenced the region's music. It's often said that it’s the winners who get to write history, but is this true of music? Political circumstances often create the impulse to record, preserve and promote a culture’s musical heritage. We'll hear music by Marie Boine, Jean Sibelius, Ole Bull, and the words of a dying man preserved on a medieval manuscript.

Produced by Laura Yogasundram.

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough looks at Nordic political history, as reflected in music.