Antonín Dvořák et la France

Language: French
Title:Antonín Dvořák et la France
Chotil-Fani, Alain
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Hudební věda, 42, 3-4, pp. 247-254
Uncontrolled Keywords:reception, periodicals, criticism, performances


The study of newspapers from the 1878–1914 period shows the origin of French ignorance of Dvořák. Very few of his works were then played in France. Their appreciation was varied. Slavonic Dances were esteemed, chamber music raised problems, symphonic works remained practically unknown. The best defenders of Dvořák were foreigners and mainly the Czechs. The French musical circles were however conscious of the composer’s importance. A Dumka and his article about Schubert were published in Paris. Dvořák was proposed as foreign correspondent by the Académie des Beaux-Arts, invited to conduct his works in the capital, requested for an exhibition of autographs in 1900 and decorated with the Gold Medal of the City of Paris. In 1906, the 9th symphony conducted by Camille Chevillard strongly divided the critics. In 1913, Pablo Casals refused to play the Cello Concerto under the leadership of Gabriel Pierné, scorning the score. A nationalist and anti-German opinion, hindered by the prejudices and colonialism could explain the difficulties encountered by Dvořák in France, in spite of the constant interest of the public.

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Title:Antonín Dvořák et la France
Translated title:Antonín Dvořák a Francie
Chotil-Fani, Alain
Uncontrolled Keywords:reception, periodicals, criticism, performances
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of Ethnology > Hudební věda (Musicology)
Journal or Publication Title:Hudební věda
Page Range:pp. 247-254
Publisher:Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i. – Kabinet hudební historie
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ID Code:3068
Item Type:Article
Last Modified:27 Nov 2008 10:39


Chotil-Fani, Alain (2005) Antonín Dvořák et la France. Hudební věda, 42 (3-4). pp. 247-254. ISSN 0018-7003

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