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Thread #157878   Message #4032805
Posted By: Jack Campin
07-Feb-20 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Sharp's complaints that English culture is too 'cosmopolitan' and that we need something more purely national do have a ring of the hard right"

In Sharp's time the word "cosmopolitan" wasn't code for "International Jewish Conspiracy" as it is now. Look at composition and didactic works about art music back then, and Britain was a German colony - Elgar was a German composer who happened to come from Somerset. Debussy had a very similar reaction to German cultural dominance, except he was much more unpleasant about it.