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Music and NationalismShort Essay Questions:1. How did nationalistic composers show ethnic expression in their music?By a flood of national anthems, native dances, protest songs, and victory symphonies.Composers included national identity in their music by using folk songs, native scales, dance rhythms, and local instrumental sounds. They based works on the legends, myths, history, and literature of the people, particularly in opera and programmatic instrumental music. They created vocal music in their own language and provided folk melodies within opera and song. The desire to embrace national identity in music continued on into the twentieth century.2. What was the goal of the group of 19th-century composers known as the "Russian Five?"wanted to establish a nationalist school of Russian music3. What do you see in the performance of the "Coronation Scene" from the opera Boris Godunov(featured in the lesson on nationalism) that is clearly designed to look "Russian"?

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