Piano Music of the Czech Romantics

Piano Music of the Czech Romantics : A Performer's Guide

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 228.6 x 274.3 x 15.2mm | 408.24g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 38 halftones, 122 music exx.
  • 0253218454
  • 9780253218452
  • 1,680,629

About David Yeomans

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).show more

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"Piano Music of the Czech Romantics collects and analyzes the piano music of Czech composers from the late 18th through the early 20th centuries." -show more

Table of contents

ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Georg Anton (Jiri Antonin) Benda (1722 - 1795)The Prussian Connection2. Leopold Kozeluh (1747 - 1818)The Viennese Connection3. Jan Ladislav Dusik (1760 - 1812)The London Connection4. Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek (1774 - 1850)The Musical Patriarch of Prague5. Jan Vaclav (Hugo) Vorisek (1791 - 1825)The Bohemian Schubert6. Bedrich Smetana (1824 - 1884)An Icon of Nationalism7. Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)Humoresques and Beyond8. Zdenek Fibich (1850 - 1900)An Intimate Life's Journey9. Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928)The Moravian Connection10. Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859 - 1951)A Lifetime of Lyricism11. Vitezslav Novak (1870 - 1949)The Slovakian Connection12. Josef Suk (1874 - 1935)The Dvorak Legacy Transformed13. Bohuslav Martinu (1890 - 1959)From Tower Dweller to Cosmopolite14. Alois Haba (1893 - 1973)Master of Microtones15. Ervin Schulhoff (1894 - 1942)The Berlin Connection16. Viktor Ullmann (1898 - 1944)The Hero of Terezin17. Klement Slavicky (1910 - 1999)The Janacek Legacy Transformed18. Petr Eben (b. 1929)Folklore, Antiquity, SpiritualityAppendix: Repertoire, Editions, Recordings-A Selective ListingNotesSelected BibliographyIndexshow more