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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Dvořák in America, 1892-1895.
Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, c1993
|Named Person:||Antonín Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák; Antonín Dvořák|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John C Tibbetts
|Notes:||Spine title: Dvořák in America.|
|Description:||x, 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||A Dvořák chronology / John C. Tibbetts --
Anthony Philip Heinrich : a Bohemian predecessor to Dvořák in the wilds of America / J. Bunker Clark --
Toward the new world / Graham Melville-Mason --
Dvořák's New York : an American street scene / John C. Tibbetts --
Dvořák at the National Conservatory / Emanuel Rubin --
Dvořák's Spillville summer : an American pastoral / John C. Tibbetts --
Dvořák and the American Indian / John Clapham --
"A great and noble school of music" : Dvořák, Harry T. Burleigh, and the African American spiritual / Jean E. Snyder --
Dvořák, Stephen Foster, and American national song / Charles Hamm --
Dvořák's long American reach / Adrienne Fried Block --
Homesick in America : the nostalgia of Antonín Dvořák and Charles Ives / Stuart Feder --
The choral works : Te Deum and The American flag / Nick Strimple. "My country tis of thee" / Jarmil Burghauser --
The dance of Pau-Puk-Keewis and the Song of Chibiabos : reflections on the Scherzo of Dvořák's Symphony "from the New World" / Michael Beckerman --
The F major string quartet, opus 96 / Alan Houtchens --
The E-flat major string quintet, opus 97 / Jan Smaczny --
The Stephen Foster-Antonin Dvořák connection / Deane L. Root --
The biblical songs, opus 99 / Daniel Jacobson --
Dvořák's piano works ; Sonatina for violin and piano, opus 100 / John C. Tibbetts --
Thoughts of home : the Cello concerto in B minor, opus 104 / Robert Battey --
The reception of Dvořák's operas in America / David Beveridge --
How I wrote Dvořák in love / Josef Škvorecký --
New soundings : the Dvořák Sesquicentennial Conference and Festival in America / John C. Tibbetts --
The melody lingers on / John C. Tibbetts, Mark Rose, and Steven Richman.
|Other Titles:||Dvořák in America.|
|Responsibility:||edited by John C. Tibbetts.|
In 1892 the Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak arrived in New York City, where from 1892 to 1895 he worked as the director of the National Conservatory. "I did not come here to interpret Beethoven or Wagner for the public," he said, "but to give what encouragement I can to the young musicians of America.... I came to discover what young Americans have in them and to help them express it. The new American school of music must strike its roots deeply into its own soil." Dvorak, a foreigner in a land filled with foreigners, had an ear freshly attuned "to the voice of the people," as he put it - the voice he heard in "the Negro melodies, the songs of the creoles, the red man's chant, or the plaintive ditties of the homesick Germans and Norwegians." By precept and example, he inspired his pupils and friends - such as Will Marion Cook, Harry T. Burleigh (both African Americans), Horatio Parker, and Maurice Arnold - to forge a uniquely American tradition; they, in turn, became mentors and teachers to a new generation of composers, including Charles Ives, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Duke Ellington. Dvorak heard for himself the "dialects and idioms ... commingled in this great country" and expressed them in his own way in a dozen masterpieces written during his visit. His "New World" Symphony, for example - still the most famous ever written on American soil - was composed in New York amid what he called the "American push" of the streets. And two of his most celebrated chamber works, the F Major Quartet and the E-flat Major Quintet, were written during his travels through the prairies of northeast Iowa, which he described as the "American Sahara." The contributors to this anthology are among the world's most distinguished authorities on Dvorak. They view the subject through the diverse lenses of the biographer, musicologist, cultural historian, archivist, educator, musician, novelist, journalist, and psychoanalyst. Further, they make discoveries of their own as new research continues to reveal information about the composer's life and music. Indeed, one lost and several neglected compositions are examined here. The composite portrait that emerges is strikingly pertinent to the modern age of multiculturalism and ethnic diversity. Dvorak and America constituted a unique intersection of culture, personality, and history that transcended a moment and identified an age.
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- Dvořák, Antonín, -- 1841-1904 -- Travel -- United States.
- United States -- Description and travel.
- Composers -- Czech Republic -- Biography.
- Dvořák, Antonín, -- 1841-1904 -- Voyages -- États-Unis.
- Compositeurs -- Tchécoslovaquie -- Biographies.
- États-Unis -- Descriptions et voyages.
- Dvořák, Antonín -- (1841-1904) -- Voyages -- États-Unis.
- États-Unis -- Descriptions et voyages -- 1865-1900.
- Dvořák, Antonín
- Dvořák, Antonín, -- 1841-1904.
- Composers -- Biography -- Czech Republic
- Dvǒrák, Antonín -- Travel -- United States
- Geschichte -- 1892-1895
- United States -- Description and travel
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