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It gives us Dvořák’s Moravian Duets complete, including the ‘The Soldier’s Life’ and ‘On our roof’, which were not part of the original collections. Written for. Moravian Duets: Antonín Dvořák: Life: his firm’s publication of the Moravian Duets (composed ) for soprano and contralto and the Slavonic Dances ( ). Dvořák – Moravian Duets (complete set) / Šaturová, Cukrová, Nekoranec, Spurný Antonín Dvořák – Moravian Duets: Op. 20 for soprano and.

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DVOŘÁK The Complete Moravian Duets

Dvorak began writing Moravian Duets at the request of Prague wholesale merchant, patriot and patron Jan Neffwho engaged him as a piano teacher for his family from or Neff and his wife Marie were great music enthusiasts and regularly organised small concerts at home, where they sang songs and duets.

Neff proposed that Dvorak might like to arrange certain Moravian folk songs from the famous collection by Frantisek Susil, Moravian Folk Songs with Melodies Included in the Textsas duets with piano. Dvorak initially agreed to this, but then decided that, instead of arranging the existing melodies, he would use only the texts, for which he would write completely new musical settings.

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The moravoan of Moravian Duets appeared gradually, over a period of approximately two and a half years.

Dvorak initially probably in March wrote three duets for soprano and tenor attributed the opus number After an interval of five weeks, he added another ten duets to this collection marked in the manuscript as Series III, Op.

In August of the following year Dvorak wrote four duets Op. Dvorak also arranged five of his duets for four unaccompanied female voices.

Dvorak does not use the original folk tunes dvotak applies his own melodic invention supported by the characteristic traits of Moravian folklore: The vocal lines trace the original texts with maximum spontaneity and perfectly capture their natural simplicity. Using rare imagery, the composer allows both parts to mutually interact and imitate one another, at the same time organically weaving them into the piano part.

In accordance with the folk model, duehs songs are generally strophic or tripartite, yet they still demonstrate considerable formal diversity. Jan Neff had thirteen of the duets selected from Opp.

One of the committee members who decided on the allocation of the grants was Johannes Brahmswho took a lively interest in the duets. On 12 December of that year he wrote to his publisher Fritz Simrock:. This year he has submitted, among others, a volume of duets for two sopranos and piano which seem to me to be both attractive and practical.


It appears that this volume was printed at his own cost. The title and, regrettably, also the text are only in Udets. I recommended that he send you the songs! If you play through them, you will be, as I was, entirely delighted with them and you will particularly appreciate their piquant charm.

DVOŘÁK The Complete Moravian Duets |

Dvorak writes all sorts of things, operas Czechsymphonies, quartets, piano pieces. He is certainly a very talented individual!

He is also poor! I ask you to consider this. Guestbook Links About the web Sources. The Parting Rozlouceni 3.

Moravian Duets, Op.32 (Dvořák, Antonín)

The Silken Band Chudoba 4. The Last Wish Vure suhaj, vure. On 12 December of that year he wrote to his publisher Fritz Simrock: