Dvořák et le poème symphonique

Language: French
Title:Dvořák et le poème symphonique
Velly, Jean-Jacques
Journal or Publication Title:
Hudební věda, 42, 3-4, pp. 273-282
Uncontrolled Keywords:works, symphonic poems, Erben, Karel Jaromír, ballad, Czech Republic, folklore, Janáček, Leoš


Dvořák’s five symphonic poems, composed between 1896 and 1897, attempt to bridge the antagonism existing between pure and programmatic music. Trying to overcome their typical differences, Dvořák reconciled the characteristic features of poetry and folklore with grand classical forms, demonstrating in this way his ability to utilise Liszt’s model and transform it by creating a new concept of programmatic music founded on the use of the Czech folkloric heritage. Four of the five poems are based on ballads by K. J. Erben, taken from the poetry book, The Bouquet (Kytice), where Dvořák found the sense of wonder, where simplicity meets with moral strength. Dvořák underlines the narration and the folk tone, applying the new processes which are based on the unity of poetic and musical setting. He, who initiated truly national music, models his orchestral ideas on the rhythms and intonations of the poetic text, creating a musical expression which conforms to the Czech character of the poem, opening in this way the path for Janáček. The folkloric character and his treatment of music setting, based on the will to translate as closely as possible the Czech soul, make these works an elaborate synthesis of Dvořák’s aspirations of appeasement between learned music and folklore.

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Title:Dvořák et le poème symphonique
Translated title:Dvořák and the symphonic poem
Velly, Jean-Jacques
Uncontrolled Keywords:works, symphonic poems, Erben, Karel Jaromír, ballad, Czech Republic, folklore, Janáček, Leoš
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. 273-282
Publisher:Etnologický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i. – Kabinet hudební historie
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ID Code:3082
Item Type:Article
Last Modified:27 Nov 2008 09:25


Velly, Jean-Jacques (2005) Dvořák et le poème symphonique. Hudební věda, 42 (3-4). pp. 273-282. ISSN 0018-7003

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