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Nationalism in Music: The Mighty Handful of Russia Listing

from Cleveland Institute of Music

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The idea of nationalism is certainly nothing new. But how can it be
expressed through music?<o:p></o:p>

In “The Mighty Handful,” participants will explore the works of five
Russian composers who worked together to express their nationalistic pride
through their music. Their goal was to write distinctly Russian sounding
music—music of the people, not the socially elite. Participants will recognize
elements of music that create nationalistic sounds and will be able to identify
Russian sounding compositional devices in the music of these five composers.<o:p></o:p>

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Point to Point: $180.00
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By Request: $180.00
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Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Performing Arts

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Cleveland Institute of Music

Cleveland, OH
United States

The Cleveland Institute of Music is a leading international conservatory that is distinguished by an exceptional degree of collaboration between students and teachers. This same stimulating environment extends to the Institute's community education programs, which help people of all ages realize their full musical potential.

CIM offers many exciting distance learning programs for Pre-K through high school. These programs are informative, fun and highly interactive. In addition to a full array of programs and courses in music, CIM offers a series of interdisciplinary programs that address academic content standards in science, math, language arts, and history. These programs are designed to enliven and reinforce the academic core curriculum

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Program Details


Demonstration/Exploration: How can we identify music from various countries and cultures?
Discussion: Musical Nationalism
Discussion: Background on musical nationalism in 19th century Russia
Exploration: Examine elements used by members of the Mighty Handful to create a nationalistic Russian sound through listening to music examples (some performed live by CIM students)
Time for questions


Participants will identify examples of nationalism in music
Participants will recognize compositional devices used by the composers of the Mighty Handful to make distinctly Russian-sounding music.