Piano Music of the Czech Romantics: A Performer's Guide
By: David Yeomans (author) Paperback
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Piano Music of the Czech Romantics is an anthology of forty compositions for piano by eighteen composers representing two centuries of Czech musical history. Drawing upon well-known composers-Smetana, Dvorak, Janacek, and Martinu-to ones lesser known-Benda, Fibich, and Suk-these examples, many of them out of print, are accompanied by biographical information, analyses, interpretive suggestions for each piece, as well as listings of recommended repertoire, editions, recordings, and source material for each composer. An attached CD of sixteen of the pieces in the anthology, recorded by Dr. Yeomans, is also included.
About Author Dr. David Yeomans is Professor Emeritus at Texas Woman's University, where he taught Piano, Piano Literature and Pedagogy, and Music History. He is author of Bartok for Piano (IUP 1987, 2000).
Contents Contents Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Georg Anton (Jiri Antonin) Benda (1722 - 1795) The Prussian Connection 2. Leopold Kozeluh (1747 - 1818) The Viennese Connection 3. Jan Ladislav Dusik (1760 - 1812) The London Connection 4. Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek (1774 - 1850) The Musical Patriarch of Prague 5. Jan Vaclav (Hugo) Vorisek (1791 - 1825) The Bohemian Schubert 6. Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884) An Icon of Nationalism 7. Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904) Humoresques and Beyond 8. Zdenek Fibich (1850 - 1900) An Intimate Life's Journey 9. Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928) The Moravian Connection 10. Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859 - 1951) A Lifetime of Lyricism 11. Vitezslav Novak (1870 - 1949) The Slovakian Connection 12. Josef Suk (1874 - 1935) The Dvorak Legacy Transformed 13. Bohuslav Martinu (1890 - 1959) From Tower Dweller to Cosmopolite 14. Alois Haba (1893 - 1973) Master of Microtones 15. Ervin Schulhoff (1894 - 1942) The Berlin Connection 16. Viktor Ullmann (1898 - 1944) The Hero of Terezin 17. Klement Slavicky (1910 - 1999) The Janacek Legacy Transformed 18. Petr Eben (b. 1929) Folklore, Antiquity, Spirituality Appendix: Repertoire, Editions, Recordings-A Selective Listing Notes Selected Bibliography Index
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