Presented at the Grieg Conference in Bergen May 27, 2000
Urve Lippus, Estonia
Professor, Estonian Academy of Music, Tallinn
Grieg as a model of Nordic national composer for Estonian musicians in the first half of the 20th Century.
In the years of the first Estonian Republic (1918-1940) national art, national music and the essence of national style were most widely discussed. However, the interest of Estonian writers, artists and musicians towards Norway goes back into the beginning of the century. As the farthest of the Nordic countries it was also considered somewhat exotic, even mystical with its untouched nature and rich folklore.
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Urve Lippus paper 2000