This splendid novel tells the story of Dvorak's utterly requited love affair with America.
Author: Josef Škvorecký
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
In 1892, at the height of his prodigious powers, Anton Dvorak was persuaded to leave his native Bohemia to come to New York to be director of the National Conservatory for Music. This splendid novel tells the story of Dvorak's utterly requited love affair with America.
For him even Smetana ( considered by the Czechs as being more Wagnerian than Dvořák ) was not Wagnerian enough ; his love was Fibich . Hostinský regarded Dvořák as a reactionary , conservative musician , even if he never dared to ...
Author: David R. Beveridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The 24 essays offer penetrating insights into Dvorak's personality, his place in history, and the sheer beauty of his music. How this music was received and appreciated is a subject of special focus, offering explanations as to why, despite the composer's popularity, some of his greatest compositions have remained unknown.
It could have been for love. Dvorak might have needed distance between himself and Countess Josefina (Kunicova) Kaunitzova, his first, unrequited, love. Like Mozart before him, Dvorak married the sister of the woman who had once ...
Author: Maurice Peress
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Drawing upon a remarkable mix of intensive research and the personal experience of a career devoted to the music about which Dvorák so presciently spoke, Maurice Peress's lively and convincing narrative treats readers to a rare and delightful glimpse behind the scenes of the burgeoning American school of music and beyond. In Dvorák to Duke Ellington, Peress begins by recounting the music's formative years: Dvorák's three year residency as Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York (1892-1895), and his students, in particular Will Marion Cook and Rubin Goldmark, who would in turn become the teachers of Ellington, Gershwin, and Copland. We follow Dvorák to the famed Chicago World's Fair of 1893, where he directed a concert of his music for Bohemian Honor Day. Peress brings to light the little known African American presence at the Fair: the piano professors, about-to-be-ragtimers; and the gifted young artists Paul Dunbar, Harry T. Burleigh, and Cook, who gathered at the Haitian Pavilion with its director, Frederick Douglass, to organize their own gala concert for Colored Persons Day. Peress, a distinguished conductor, is himself a part of this story; working with Duke Ellington on the Suite from Black, Brown and Beige and his "opera comique," Queenie Pie; conducting the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass; and reconstructing landmark American concerts at which George Antheil's Ballet Mecanique, George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, James Reese Europe's Clef Club (the first all-black concert at Carnegie Hall), and Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige, were first presented. Concluding with an astounding look at Ellington and his music, Dvorák to Duke Ellington offers an engrossing, elegant portrait of the Dvorák legacy, America's music, and the inestimable African-American influence upon it.
22 While Dvořák was certainly preoccupied with thoughts of his return to Bohemia while working on the Concerto ... In 1865 Dvořák fell in love with Josefina Čermáková , the second of five daughters of the Prague goldsmith Jan Čermák .
Author: Jan Smaczny
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dvorák's Cello Concerto, composed during his second stay in America, is one of the most popular works in the orchestral repertoire. This guide explores Dvorák's reasons for composing a concerto for an instrument which he at one time considered unsuitable for solo work, its relationship to his American period compositions and how it forms something of a bridge with his operatic interests. A particular focus is the concerto's unique qualities: why it stands apart in terms of form, melodic character and texture from the rest of Dvorák's orchestral music. The role of the dedicatee of the work, Hanus Wihan, in its creation is also considered, as are performing traditions as they have developed in the twentieth century. In addition the guide explores the extraordinary emotional background to the work which links it intimately to the woman who was probably Dvorák's first love.
This resulted in his writing the novel Dvorak in Love. The selection of Dvorak as the subject of a fictionalized semi-biography could no doubt be explained by the fact that there are certain affinities between the author and the Czech ...
Author: Jeffrey M. Heath
Category: Literary Criticism
A series of essays on Canadian authors profiling the writers work, providing insight into themes, and giving a chronology of the authors life.
Tour guide Maurice Chevalier and knife thrower's assistant Ann Dvorak fall in love with the help of love doctor Edward Everett Horton . These lobby cards have light edge toning and a couple of slight corner dings .
2 At the age of twenty-four, Dvorák fell in love with an actress named Josefina Cermáková and composed a cycle of love songs entitled Cypresses for her. Although the love was unrequited, there was a twist: Josefina eventually became the ...
Author: David Dutkanicz
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Beginners often find the compositions of Antonin Dvořák frustratingly difficult to play, but this introductory volume provides an accessible and satisfying entrée to the Czech composer's oeuvre. Excerpts from his more abstract works are presented in manageable samples, with simplified keys and fingerings, and the pieces are presented in gradually increasing order of difficulty. There are an assortment of Dvořák's well-known and much-loved compositions. Humoresques is a piano cycle inspired by his sojourn in the United States. Slavonic Dances was influenced by Brahms' Hungarian Dances. Flavorful pieces rooted in folk music, including excerpts from the Czech Suite and Prague Waltzes and a pair of lively mazurkas are featured. Other highlights include "Songs My Mother Taught Me," "The Noon Witch," and pieces from cello and violin concertos and symphonic movements. All thirty-six selections are available as downloadable MP3s.
songs for baritone , written by Dvorák the same year . “ Never published , they were , I believe , the beginnings of yet another song cycle about unrequited love , " Cheek said . RESERVED . REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION 2007 , THE ANN ARBOR ...
Unpublished paper quoted in Block, "Dvorak's Long American Reach," 171. pioneering essay, "Jeannette Thurber and the ... For his own account of the writing of this book, see his "How 1 Wrote Dvorak in Love" in Tibbetts, 320-3 1.
Author: Michael Saffle
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The title of the English translation (published in 1987) has been altered to Dvořák in Love. Although the translator probably wanted to allude more to Dvořák's love of music than to the women in his life, the renaming tends to ...