Orders were beginning to slow down, which was a welcome relief for me. I enjoy the ordering process, but I wanted to spend more time working on my research since we were beyond the halfway point of the semester. I did come across a unique score for an opera that piqued my interest however, as it was one that is rarely performed. Not surprisingly, it commanded a price worthy of such a rare gem.
With half of my original list of composers completed, I began working on the second half. This list was comprised primarily of composers from Sweden and Norway, as I had worked on the list of composers from Finland and Denmark the previous week. I managed to find some very interesting works written by these composers, particularly when it came to compositions based on folk melodies. This was a particularly abundant area in 19th century and later Nordic composers so it wasn’t a surprise but fascinating nonetheless.