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Dvorak, String Quartet in F Major, Mov. 3.pdf

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Department
Music
Course
MUSIC 1AA3
Professor
Matthew Woolhouse
Semester
Winter

Description
Antonin Dvorák (pronounced De-vor-jak) (1841 (Bohemia, now Czech Republic) - 1904 (aged 62)) • Homeland has strong influence on music - Slavonic Dances • Talented viola player, not prodigy though • Wrote first string quartet at 20 • Admired by Brahms - the two became friends (awww) • Great traveler - London 9 times (where he premiered 7th Symphony) • Came to US in 1892 as Director of National Conservatory of Music in NY • Believed American music should be based on African and Native American traditions • Helped establish American sound, diff. from Europe: 9th Symphony "From the New World" and String Quartet in F "American Quartet" (1893) • English Horn used for beaucolic (country side association) melodies String Quartet in F Major, Mov III • Written in Iowa (Spillville) in 1893; wrote it in 2 weeks; small town  • called the "American" string quartet ◦ call and response (similar to african-american music)
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