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Antonín Dvořák

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(b Nehalozeves, 8 Sept. 1841; d Prague, 1 May 1904) Czech composer. He wrote no ballet scores but several of his compositions have been used for dance, including Symphonic ...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Antonín ( 1841–1904 ) Czech composer . He adapted Czech folk music to a classical style. Best known for his orchestral works, his Cello Concerto ( 1895 ) is one of the supreme achievements of the form. His stay in the USA ( 1892–95 ) inspired his most popular work, the Symphony in e minor (“From the New...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Dvořák, Antonín ( b Nehalozeves , 8 Sept. 1841 ; d Prague , 1 May 1904 ) Czech composer . He wrote no ballet scores but several of his compositions have been used for dance, including Symphonic Variations (chor. Hynd , London Festival Ballet, 1970 ) and several pieces for Tudor's The Leaves are Fading (American Ballet Theatre, 1975...

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Michael Beckerman

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...the Scherzo of Dvořák's ‘New World’ Symphony,” Dvořák in America (Portland, OR, 1993) J.J. Loven : Dvořák in Spillville: 100 days, 100 years ago 1893–1993 (Spillville, IA, 1993) P.J. Polansky , ed.: Otakar Dvořák: Antonín Dvořák, My Father (Spillville, IA, 1993) J.C. Tibbetts , ed.: Dvořák in America 1892–1895 (Portland, OR, 1993) M. Beckerman : “On the Real Value of Yellow Journalism: James Creelman and Antonín Dvořák,” MQ , lxxvii/4 (1993), 749–68; repr. in Czech Music , xviii/2 (1994), 83–100 Czech Music , xviii/2 (1994) [incl. J. Burghauser: “The...

Dvořák, Antonín

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Stephen Benson

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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...first husband. Tormented by the mournful cooing of a dove over the husband’s grave—evoked by Dvořák using a combination of flutes, oboe, and harp—the woman drowns herself. Stephen Benson Clapham, John , Antonin Dvořák: Musician and Craftsman (1966). Janáček, Leoš , ‘A Discussion of Two Tone Poems Based on Texts by Karel Jaromír Erben: The Wood Dove and The Golden Spinning Wheel ’ (1897–8), trans. Tatiana Firkušný , in Michael Beckerman (ed.), Dvořák and his World ...

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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...her first husband. Tormented by the mournful cooing of a dove over the husband's grave—evoked by Dvořák using a combination of flutes, oboe, and harp—the woman drowns herself. SB Stephen Benson Clapham, John , Antonin Dvořák: Musician and Craftsman (1966). Janáček, Leoš , ‘A Discussion of Two Tone Poems Based on Texts by Karel Jaromír Erben: The Wood Dove and The Golden Spinning Wheel ’ (1897–8), trans. Tatiana Firkušný, in Michael Beckerman (ed.), Dvořák and his World ...

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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..., Antonin ( 1841–1904 ) The Czech composer wrote a concert overture, ‘Othello’ ( 1891...

Dvořák, Antonín (Leopold)

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Jan Smaczny

The Oxford Companion to Music

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...Dvořák cultivated the popular image of himself as a simple Czech ‘musikant’, but this masked aspects of a complex personality often prey to neurosis. A devout Roman Catholic, he was loyal to church—though not to its trappings—and country, and he resisted more than one attempt to persuade him to settle in Vienna. Though remarkably consistent, Dvořák's output addressed a wide variety of audiences, a characteristic that has assured the lasting success of many of his works. Jan Smaczny J. Clapham , Antonín Dvořák, Musician and Craftsman (London, 1966); Dvořák...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák  

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(b Nehalozeves, 8 Sept. 1841; d Prague, 1 May 1904)Czech composer. He wrote no ballet scores but several of his compositions have been used for dance, including Symphonic Variations (chor. Hynd, ...
Zdeněk Fibich

Zdeněk Fibich  

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(b Všebořice, Bohemia, 21 Dec. 1850; d Prague, 15 Oct. 1900).Czech composer. After Smetana and Dvořák he is the principal representative of Czech Romantic music. Encouraged to compose from ...
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dumka  

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A type of Slavonic folk‐ballad, Ukrainian in orig., in which elegiac and fast tempi alternate. Term was used by Dvořák for movts. in his str. sextet and pf. quintet. His Dumky trio is the nickname ...
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legend  

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(Ger. Legende).Title given to short comps. of lyrical or epic character. Well‐known examples are Dvořák's Legends, Op.59 (orch. from pf. duet) and Sibelius's 4 Lemminkäinen Legends for orch., Op.22.
National Conservatory of Music of America

National Conservatory of Music of America  

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Mus. coll. founded in NY and Washington in 1885 by Mrs Jeannette M. Thurber with charters from NY State and the US Congress. Dvořák was dir., 1892–5. Tuition free until 1915.
Slavonic Dances

Slavonic Dances  

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Two sets of eight dances by Dvořák for piano duet, op. 46 (1878) and op. 72 (1886), often heard in the composer's orchestral versions.
opéra féerie

opéra féerie  

(Fr., ‘fairy opera’).A type of opera or opéra-ballet popular in the 18th and early 19th centuries with a plot drawn from fairy tales or making extensive use of the ...
Suk, Josef

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Paul Griffiths and Jan Smaczny

The Oxford Companion to Music

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..., 4 Jan. 1874 ; d Benesov , 29 May 1935 ). Czech composer and violinist . He studied at the Prague Conservatory ( 1885–92 ) with Antonín Bennewitz for violin and with Dvořák (whose daughter Otilie he married) for composition. Dvořák's influence is marked in his earlier works, which include the Serenade in E ( 1896 ). His major symphony, Asrael ( 1906 ), written to commemorate the death of Dvořák in 1904 and that of his young wife in 1905 , is increasingly recognized as a signal contribution to the late Romantic symphony and led to a...

National Conservatory of Music of America

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Carolyn Livingston

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...Conservatory of Music of America . Music conservatory established with private donations in New York in 1885 by Jeannette Meyer Thurber. Although intended as a national institution, the only federal contribution was $200,000 in 1891 . antonín Dvořák was director from 1891 to 1895 . Influential in its prime, the conservatory quietly closed around 1930 . Bibliography E. Rubin : “Jeannette Meyer Thurber (1850–1946): Music for a Democracy,” in R.P. Locke and C. Barr , eds., Cultivating Music in America: Women Patrons and Activists Since 1860 ...

Friml, Rudolf

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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...Rudolf ( 1879–1972 ) American composer. A Czech-born piano prodigy who studied with Antonin Dvor̆ák , he emigrated to America, performing his own compositions in concert halls by 1906 . Hired by Arthur Hammerstein in 1912 to write the score for a new operetta , he composed The Firefly , his entrée to musical theatre. Hammerstein made him a staff composer, asking him to write overblown musical comedies completely inappropriate to his training. He toiled in relative anonymity until 1924 , when his score for Rose Marie (abetted by Herbert...

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