Soothing. Relaxing. Inspiring. These are some of the words that come to mind regarding the English Pastoral tradition. Most popular during the 20th century, English Pastoral music may have originated from pastoral poetry, operas and concertos from the Baroque era. These works put forth the idea that a simple rural existence was the most desirous of lifestyles. English composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries embraced transformed this notion into instrumental music.
- Posted by Alan Brandt on February 5
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