Lost Tradition Of Dvorak's Operas / John Holland
Label: LEXINGTON BOOKS
The book will be released on September 15th, 2023. Pre-order now and received it after the release date.
The Lost Tradition of Dvořák’s Operas: Myth, Music, and Nationalism examines Antonín Dvořák’s operas, specifically Jakobín and Rusalka, from a critical standpoint, focusing on such criteria as tonal structures, thematic material and motives, subject matter, Czech folklore and musical influences, textual language, nationalism, characters, compositional history, performance history, and reception. This research vindicates and validates Dvořák as an opera composer and shows him to be an overlooked master in nineteenth century opera and the bridge between the Verdi and Wagner traditions.
"Dr. John Holland's book provides expert research and analysis of Dvořák’s operatic œuvre, and is a major contribution to the field for both musicologists and performers alike. He brings to light the musical, historical and cultural richness of an otherwise neglected part of Dvořák’s compositional output, while presenting modern-day awareness and performance practice suggestions."