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National style (music)
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National style offers just one possible category for differentiating musical phenomena according to stylistic peculiarities. Others include epoch, genre, or personal style, while recently musical style has also been defined as “a replication of patterning [...] in human behavior” [4. 3]. As a historical construct, national style is itself a subject of research, which illustrates the “fundamental methodological problems” inherent in the use of this category [3. 35].

After first beginnings from the 14th century [3], the idea of attributing stylistic differences to n…

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Siegert, Christine, “National style (music)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_024580>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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