A. Dvorak: Moravian Duets Op.20, 32, 38 - Voice & Piano

Books | Voice, Piano Accompaniment

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Composer: Antonin Dvorak
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

The Moravian Duets, written to Moravian folk songs with Piano accompaniment, were instigated by Jan Neff, an influential wholesale merchant in Prague who employed Dvorak as a Piano teacher for his family.

The composer first wrote Three Duets for Soprano and Tenor with Piano accompaniment, Op.20. The Neff family were delighted with them and so Dvorak continued with cycles II and III, Op.32, this time for female voices.

The entire collection culminated in 1877 with another four duets with Piano accompaniment, published as Op.38. Instead of a simple arrangement of folk melodies, Dvorak created duets based on folk texts with their own musical setting. This opus contributed significantly to the success and familiarity of the composer's work abroad.

This title is the critical edition based on the composer's manuscript.

Contents:
Destined
The Parting
The Silken Band
The Last Wish
From thee now I must go
Fly, sweet songster
The Slighted Heart
Parting without Sorrow
The Pledge of Love
Forsaken
Sad of Heart
The Modest Maid
The Ring
Omens
The Maid Imprisoned
Comfort
The Wild Rose
The Soldier's Farewell
Hoping in Vain
Greeting From Afar
The Crown
The Smart
There on our roof
The Soldier's Farewell

ISBN: 9790260103016
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 13 March 1995
No of pages: 136
Language: English, Czech, German
Catalogue No: M260103016
 
     
       

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