The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878 Message #4028767
Posted By: Brian Peters
17-Jan-20 - 01:09 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Going back to Wagner, the whole point of Sharp's plan that folk song might be the basis for a new English muse (see also RVW etc), was to counter German hegemony over art music. By the time of WW1 Sharp had developed quite an antipathy towards Germany, that wasn't improved when his son got wounded in battle. I think the thought progression Sharp - Wagner - Nazis can be safely discounted.