Landscapes and scenery

Some music discripbes a place or landscape.Mendelssohn composed a piece of music called The Hebrides Overture (sometimes known as Fingal's Cave).

It was written in 1830 after he visited the Hebrides,a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland. He thought the scenery was so beautiful that he wrote a piece of music about it.

Many pieces were written to describe the composer lived.Between 1872 and 1879,the Czech composer Smetana wrote a set of six pieces which he called Ma Vlast ("My Country").Each one is about a different aspect of Czech countryside and culture.He called them "musical poems"because he thought they were so descriptive that the audience would feel as if they were reading poetry. Pieces like this are examples of a trend in music known as Nationalism .

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