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Janacek and Czech Music

Proceedings of the International Conference

Michael Beckerman

412 pp.

0 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0945193364

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In the first week of May 1988 more than seventy scholars and musicians from five countries gathered at Washington University in St. Louis to participate in the first conference and festival ever to take place in the United States on the Moravian composer Leoš Janáček. This volume arranged in seven parts is a collection of thirty-five of the papers presented at the conference. It is the first large collection of essays in English concerning Janáček's music and the only collection of proceedings from a Janáček symposium to be published in the last twenty-five years... most of its essays deal with Janáček's music while some with other Czech music mostly from before the time of Bedrich Smetana. This breadth of scope is not a weakness of either the conference or the volume since it places Janáčk in historical perspective and since the articles that deal with the earlier music are among the best in the volume and are deserving of a forum. John K. Novak Notes June 1996


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