Dvořák

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Haus Publishing, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 165 pages
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This is the first biography of the famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, to be published in English in more than a decade, released on the centenary of his death. Kurt Honolka tells the story of Dvorak's life amidst the political and social tensions of the Astro-Hungarian Empire in the twilight of its power. Honolka sets the scene for Dvorak's "American" music and his return from the United States, providing a context for his most famous work, the Ninth Symphony From the New World.
 

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Contents

The Creators of Czech National Music
1
Storm and Stress 18591873
19
Brahms and the Slavonic Period 18771884
41
Triumph in England 18841889
57
In the New World 18921895
79
The Final Years 18951904
93
His Oeuvre and his Standing
113
Notes
128
Bibliography
152
Note on the Czech Language
166
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Kurt Honolka, musical author and critic, worked for the Stuttgarter Nachrichten. As a translator and reviser of operas, songs and choral works, particularly by Smetana, Janacek and Dvorak, he was a committed spokesman for classical and contemporary Czech music.

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