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Dvořák and his world

Author: Michael Brim Beckerman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.
Series: Bard Music Festival series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Antonin Dvořák made his famous trip to the United States one hundred years ago, but despite an enormous amount of attention from scholars and critics since that time, he remains an elusive figure. Comprising both interpretive essays and a selection of fascinating documents that bear on Dvořák's career and music, this volume addresses fundamental questions about the composer while presenting an argument for a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Antonín Dvořák; Antonı́n Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák; Antonin Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brim Beckerman
ISBN: 0691033862 9780691033860 0691000972 9780691000978
OCLC Number: 27937811
Description: x, 284 : illustrations, portraits, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Reversing the critical tradition: innovation, modernity, and ideology in the work and career of Antonín Dvořák / Leon Botstein --
Dvořák and Brahms: a chronicle, an interpretation / David Beveridge --
Dvořák and the New World: a concentrated moment / Joseph Horowitz --
Dvořák: the operas / Jan Smaczny --
The master's little joke: Antonín Dvořák and the mask of nation / Michael Beckerman --
Reviews and criticisms from Dvořák's American years: artices by Henry Krehbiel, James Huneker, H.L. Mencken, and James Creelman --
Letters from Dvořák's American period: a selection of unpublished correspondence received by Dvořák in the United States --
Antonín Dvořák: a biographical sketch / Herman Krigar ; translated by Susan Gillespie ; with critical commentary by Jarmil Burghauser --
Dvořák in the Czech press: unpublished reviews and criticism / translated by Tatiana Firkušný --
A discussion of two tone poems based on texts by Karel Jaromir Erben: The wood dove and The golden spinning wheel / Leoš Janáček ; translated by Tatiana Firkušný.
Series Title: Bard Music Festival series.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Beckerman.
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Comprising both interpretive essays and a selection of documents that bear on Dvorak's career and music, this volume addresses fundamental questions about the composer while presenting an argument  Read more...


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"The image of the composer Antonin Dvorak as a Czech visionary who ventured into the exotic cultural habitat of nineteenth century America is brilliantly portrayed... The five critical essays which Read more...

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