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The Resource Antonín Dvořák ; : musician and craftsman

Antonín Dvořák ; : musician and craftsman

Label
Antonín Dvořák ; : musician and craftsman
Title
Antonín Dvořák ;
Title remainder
musician and craftsman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Of all Slavonic composers Dvorak stands nearest to the great Viennese classical tradition, yet (paradoxically) he is intensely national and as personal a composer as has ever lived. (This is a paradox within a paradox: so many "national" composers seem to have sunk personality in nationality.) He is, as someone has said, "the most musical composer since Schubert"--Who, as the article reprinted on pp. 296-305 shows us, was his idol and whom he criticized in terms that often apply to himself -- and the very ease with which he seems not only to have poured out melody but to have thought contrapuntally, so that even his mere doodling is apt to be in invertible counterpoint, has sometimes led (a third paradox) to undervaluation of his powers. - Foreword
  • Of all Slavonic composers Dvorak stands nearest to the great Viennese classical tradition, yet (paradoxically) he is intensely national and as personal a composer as has ever lived. (This is a paradox within a paradox: so many "national" composers seem to have sunk personality in nationality.) He is, as someone has said, "the most musical composer since Schubert" -- who, as the article reprinted on pp. 296-305 shows us, was his idol and whom he criticized in terms that often apply to himself -- and the very ease with which he seems not only to have poured out melody but to have thought contrapuntally, so that even his mere doodling is apt to be in invertible counterpoint, has sometimes led (a third paradox) to undervaluation of his powers. - Foreword
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clapham, John
Dewey number
780.924
Illustrations
  • plates
  • music
  • facsimiles
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.D99
LC item number
C62 1966
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dvořák, Antonín
  • Composers
Label
Antonín Dvořák ; : musician and craftsman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 326-330
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Gerald Abraham -- Preface -- Note on pronunciation -- Part one : The man and his art. Biographical sketch -- Methods of work and features of style -- Part two : Instrumental works. The symphonies -- The concertos -- Programme music and overtures -- Miscellaneous orchestral works -- Chamber music for strings -- Chamber music with pianoforte -- Pianoforte music -- Compositions for violin and violoncello -- Part three : Vocal music. The songs -- Cantata, mass and oratorio -- Part-songs -- The operas -- Appendices. Genealogical tree -- Dvorak on Schubert, with a letter from Sir George Grove -- Catalogue of completed works -- Works in order of composition -- Select bibliography
Control code
228812
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 341 pages
Lccn
66017324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (including facsimiles, portraits), music, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)228812
Label
Antonín Dvořák ; : musician and craftsman
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 326-330
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Gerald Abraham -- Preface -- Note on pronunciation -- Part one : The man and his art. Biographical sketch -- Methods of work and features of style -- Part two : Instrumental works. The symphonies -- The concertos -- Programme music and overtures -- Miscellaneous orchestral works -- Chamber music for strings -- Chamber music with pianoforte -- Pianoforte music -- Compositions for violin and violoncello -- Part three : Vocal music. The songs -- Cantata, mass and oratorio -- Part-songs -- The operas -- Appendices. Genealogical tree -- Dvorak on Schubert, with a letter from Sir George Grove -- Catalogue of completed works -- Works in order of composition -- Select bibliography
Control code
228812
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xviii, 341 pages
Lccn
66017324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (including facsimiles, portraits), music, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)228812

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