Folkevise und Dänentum. Die Re-Popularisierung der dänischen Volksballade im 19. Jahrhundert

Bibliographic Details
Authors and Corporations: Kuhn, Hans
Title: Folkevise und Dänentum. Die Re-Popularisierung der dänischen Volksballade im 19. Jahrhundert
In: Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung, 43, 1998, p. 79-92
published:
Erich Schmidt
Physical Description:79-92
ISSN/ISBN: 0075-2789
Summary:<p>Folkevise and Danishness. The re-popularisation of the Danish folk ballad in the 19th century. In Denmark, the collection and printing of ballads goes back to the 16th century, but melodies were not collected and printed until the early 19th century. Denmark suffered both materially and psychologically in the Napoleonic wars and the Romantic enthusiasm for folk literature took on a strong nationalist accent; these ballads were considered a legacy from a period of greatness. As songs, they were at first mostly used in adaptations for the theatre; but from 1840 onwards, in a time of Danish-German tension, efforts multiplied to popularise them through special anthologies and songbooks, and at the same time collectors scoured the countryside to take down what survived in oral tradition. Only a minority of the ballads had recorded melodies, and these were for the most part stories of love, jealousy and revenge and not the historical and heroic ballads popular educators were eager to spread. In the end, these multiple efforts, especially by members of the Grundtvigian movement for popular education, to revive the old ballads were largely unsuccessful, while a number of Romantic adaptations and pastiches have remained in use until the present day.</p>
Type of Resource:E-Article
Source:sid-55-col-jstormusic
sid-55-col-jstoras3
JSTOR Music Archive
JSTOR Arts & Sciences III Archive
Language: German