Dvorak (Dvorák) - Percy M. YoungErnest Benn, 1970, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a 1" strip of loss at the head of the lower panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “In an environment dominated by German mastery and style, Dvorak emerged from the background of village life to express the national consciousness of a people struggling for recognition to the world, which listened with delight to his music. Dr Young shows how his music grew from the roots of Czech artistic tradition, but shows too his dedication and belief in “the importance of unimportant people”. “Being concerned for people he was interested in all kinds of music that had special social significance”. Called upon to found a school of composition in America, this interest led him, for instance, to find in Negro melodies “all that is needed for a great and noble school of music”. Dvorak, trained to be a butcher, received little encouragement to embark on a musical career. His is a story of hard work, but also of hope and vision. “He aimed to speak for his people to the people of the world… that he succeeded in his aim is a measure of his genius”. Like its companion volumes, this book is illustrated with delightful line drawings, while music examples help the reader to understand the essentials of Dvorak’s style.”
Illustrator: PauL Newland
Size: 8ľ" x 5ľ"
Series: Masters of Music
Number of Pages: 80
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