Musical Humor and Antonín Dvo¿ák¿s Comic Operas

Fr. 90.75
ISBN: 978-3-631-87478-3
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Antonín Dvorák was a clever and highly communicative humorist and musical dramatist. His masterful compositional strategies underscore, heighten, and construct sonic humor in his six (!!) comic operas. He crafts musical slapstick, satire, parody, and merriment using sudden breaks in rhythmic patterns, explosive harmonic shifts, excessive repetition, and startling pauses, as well as incongruous tempi, dynamics, range, and instrumentation. Dvorák also gives the orchestra its own "voice," breaking the metaphorical "fourth wall" to reveal humor outside of the characters' awareness. Narrative description and comprehensive music examples guide the reader through all six of Dvorák's works in this genre, revealing a significantly under-appreciated side of the composer's immense creative skills.

Antonín Dvorák was a clever and highly communicative humorist and musical dramatist. His masterful compositional strategies underscore, heighten, and construct sonic humor in his six (!!) comic operas. He crafts musical slapstick, satire, parody, and merriment using sudden breaks in rhythmic patterns, explosive harmonic shifts, excessive repetition, and startling pauses, as well as incongruous tempi, dynamics, range, and instrumentation. Dvorák also gives the orchestra its own "voice," breaking the metaphorical "fourth wall" to reveal humor outside of the characters' awareness. Narrative description and comprehensive music examples guide the reader through all six of Dvorák's works in this genre, revealing a significantly under-appreciated side of the composer's immense creative skills.

Autor Adams, Julia
Verlag Peter Lang
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Seitenangabe 386 S.
Lieferstatus Folgt in ca. 10 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen HC gerader Rücken kaschiert
Masse H21.6 cm x B15.3 cm x D2.4 cm 610 g
Reihe Eastern European Studies in Musicology

Über den Autor Adams, Julia

Julia Adams is an author and editor of children's books. She has an MA in Children's Literature.

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