New Worlds of Dvorak Searching in America for the Composers Inner Life

ISBN-10: 0393047067
ISBN-13: 9780393047066
Edition: 2003 (Unabridged)
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Description: In this reinterpretation of Dvorak's personality and work, Michael Beckerman explores the composer's life and music, focusing on the composer's three-year stay in the United States. Using Dvorak as a model he argues that our biographical images of  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

In this reinterpretation of Dvorak's personality and work, Michael Beckerman explores the composer's life and music, focusing on the composer's three-year stay in the United States. Using Dvorak as a model he argues that our biographical images of composers influence how we approach their music.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Selective Chronology
Introduction
A Composer Goes to America
Dvorak and Hiawatha
Hiawatha and the Largo
The "Local Color of Indian Character" and the Scherzo
A Nose for Hiawatha
Dvorak's Hiawatha Opera
Dvorak Among the Journalists
Two Who Made the "New World"
The Real Value of Yellow Journalism
Dvorak, Krehbiel, and the "New World"
American Influences, American Landscapes
Burleigh and Dvorak: From the Plantation to the Symphony
A Spillville Pastoral
Inner and Outer Visions of America: Dvorak's Suite and Biblical Songs
Some American Snapshots
The Hidden Dvorak
The Master Is Not Well
A Cello Concerto, a Death--and Secrets
Between a Ring and a Hard Place: Dvorak's Homeric Wagner
Postscript
"Negro Music,"
Notes
Bibliography
Index
CD Contents

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