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Catapulted to international fame by the runaway success of his Slavonic Dances, Dvork was, by the end of his life, one of the world's most celebrated composers. Yet his proudest boast was that he remained at heart a simple Czech musician, as inspired by the folk traditions of his native land as by the masterworks of Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner. This book traces the course of an extraordinary creative career that embraced the peasant music-making of rural Bohemia, the grand receptions of Victorian England and the dynamism of fin-de-sicle New York to shape the most versatile genius in the annals of late Romanticism.
Contains 2 CDs of music spanning Dvork's career.
Free access to a dedicated website with music.
Part of the affordable Life and Music series from Naxos Books, utilizing both traditional and new media.