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  • Copyright: 2005-08-30
  • Publisher: Haus Pub
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This is the first biography of the famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak,ublished in English in more than a decade, released on the centenary of hiseath. Kurt Honolka weaves the story of Dvorak's life into the rich tapestryf the political and social tensions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at theecline of its power. Honolka sets the scene for Dvorak's "American" musicnd his return from the United States and provides a fascinating context tois most famous work, the Ninth Symphony From the New World.

Table of Contents

The Creators of Czech National Musicp. 1
Youth and Student Years (1841-1859)p. 11
Storm and Stress (1859-1873)p. 19
First Successes (1873-1877)p. 29
Brahms and the 'Slavonic Period' (1877-1884)p. 41
Triumph in England (1884-1889)p. 57
Master and Teacher (1889-1892)p. 67
In the New World (1892-1895)p. 79
The Final Years (1895-1904)p. 93
His Oeuvre and his Standingp. 113
Notesp. 128
Chronologyp. 132
Index of worksp. 140
Bibliographyp. 152
Testimonialsp. 154
About the Authorp. 157
Picture Sourcesp. 158
Indexp. 159
Note on the Czech Languagep. 166
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