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1. Antonin Dvorak Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9, New World, in Full Score

Author: by Antonin Dvorak
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (December 1, 1984)
ISBN: 978-0486247496

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Few composers have achieved the widespread and lasting popularity of Antonin Dvok. He was a master of instrumentation and symphonic form, composing a total of nine symphonies. His most celebrated work, Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” (composed during Dvok’s three-year stay in America), echoes the folk spirit of his native Czechoslovakia as well as American influences, and is filled with the spontaneous melodic invention, rhythmic variety, and intensity of harmony that characterize his orchestral works.

The popular acclaim accorded the symphony “From the New World” tends to overshadow Dvok’s other symphonies, but Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians notes the “interestingformfolk-spiritvirile serenity” of Symphony No.8. The delightful freshness and uninhibited emotionalism of the composition have contributed to its lasting success.

The Dover edition presents both symphonic masterpieces among the most popular works in the orchestral repertoire reprinted from authoritative editions in one inexpensive, practical volume. This full-size, easy-to-read score has been printed with generous margins to allow insertion of notes, analyses, etc.

2. Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Antonín Dvorák
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (April 26, 1994)
ISBN: 978-0486280264

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While the immense popularity of Dvok’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” has somewhat overshadowed his other symphonic works, the two symphonies reprinted here are superb compositions in their own right. Indeed, the Symphony No. 7 in D Major is considered by many music authorities to be Dvok’s finest achievement in the symphonic form.

Its strong, concise development, great emotional depths, and heroic spirit have won the work many admirers among critics and public alike. Regarding the Symphony No. 6, Grove’s Dictionary has this to say: “The joyous Symphony in D Major, Op. 60, full of the fragrance and melody of the Czech fields and forests, full of light and cheerful courage, with the furiant in the scherzo, is a work of striking originality.”This handsome, durable volume affords music lovers the opportunity to study these great scores, carefully and accurately reproduced from an authoritative German edition.

3. Cello Concerto, Op. 104 (Kalmus Edition)

Author: by Antonín Dvorák
Published at: Alfred Music (March 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0769295886

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A Cello solo with Piano Accompaniment composed by Antonin Dvork.

4. New Worlds of Dvorak: Searching in America for the Composer's Inner Life

Author: by Michael B. Beckerman
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; CD-ROM Included ed. edition (January 1, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0393047066

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A forceful reinterpretation of the composer’s personality and work. Focusing on Dvork’s eventful stay in the United States from 1892 to 1895, this book explores the world behind the public legend, offering fresh insights into the composer’s music. We see the traditional imagethat of a simple Czech fellow with a flair for composing symphonic and chamber musicgive way to one of a complex figure writing works filled with hidden drama and secret programs.

In his cogent examination of Dvork’s state of mind, Michael B. Beckerman, a noted scholar of Czech music, concludes that the composer suffered from a debilitating and previously unexplored anxiety disorder during his American sojourn. Using Dvork as a model, he argues convincingly that the biographical images we carry of composers condition the way we approach their music.

New Worlds of Dvork also presents us with a wealth of new information about the origins of the composer’s “New World” Symphony, its strong relationship (in the face of Dvork’s denials) to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha, the Hiawatha opera that the composer envisioned but did not write, and the “Negro themes” that Dvork claimed as a strong influence on his American works.

5. Dvorak: Romantic Music's Most Versatile Genius (Unlocking the Masters)

Author: by David Hurwitz
Published at: Amadeus; First Edition (November 1, 2005)
ISBN: 978-1574671070

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The music of Antonin Dvork defies fashion. He is one of the very few composers whose works entered the international mainstream during his own lifetime, and some of them have remained there ever since. The pieces that historically define his international reputation, however, represent only a small fraction of what he actually composed.

They comprise just one facet of his complex and remarkably rich artistic personality. This book invites readers to celebrate his extraordinary achievement and experience the pleasure of getting to know more than 90 of his most important works. This edition also includes links to online audio of two full-length CDs from Suprahon Records with 22 works.

6. Teaching Music through Performance in Beginning Band

Author: by Larry Blocher
Published at: G I A Pubns (February 1, 2000)
ISBN: 978-1579991074

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By Thomas Dvorak, Larry Blocher, Scott Emmons, Bruce Pearson, Darhyl S. Ramsey, and Marguerite Wilder Compiled and edited by Richard Miles. And Thomas Dvorak This book is the first comprehensive attempt to identify and analyze the most significant works for band ever published at the Grade 1 level.

Building on the success of the best-selling Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, this book includes analyses of fifty-three Grade 1 works, breaking each piece down into Entry Level, Intermediate Level, and Advanced Level repertoire categories. Each analysis includes information about the composer, the composition, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, form and structure, and suggested recordings and references.

A high-quality recording of these works is available separately from the publisher. In addition, six world leaders in beginning band education-Thomas Dvorak, Larry Blocher, Scott Emmons, Bruce Pearson, Darhyl S. Ramsey, and Marguerite Wilder-come together to provide compelling insights on the critical issues facing early band conductors today, including teaching philosophies, establishing goals and objectives, recruitment, the rehearsal, technology, and selecting good music.

7. Complete Slavonic Dances for Piano Four Hands (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Antonin Dvorák
Published at: Dover Publications (March 2, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0486270197

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The two series of piano duets combined in this volume are among Dvok’s most famous compositions and among the most performed works in the piano four hands repertoire. The composer intended them as artistic stylizations of typical Slavonic dances such as the furiant, the dumka, the polka, the skon, the odzemek, and the kolo.

The first series of eight dances, Opus 46 (1878), is full of joy and vitality. The second set of eight dances, Opus 72 (1886), is slightly more somber and meditative. Both series will delight pianists with their exciting rhythms and fresh, highly individual invention.

They are reprinted here from the authoritative Czechoslovakian editions of Dvok’s complete works.

8. Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 1913 Violin and Piano (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Rok Klopcic
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-1458426581

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String Solo

9. Great Romantic Cello Concertos in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Robert Schumann
Published at: Dover Publications (January 1, 1984)
ISBN: 978-0486245843

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Lovers of the rich burnished tones of the cello will appreciate the keynote of this volume: complete scores of three great romantic cello concertos brought together in one convenient source. Spanning the last half of the nineteenth century, the compositions reveal extraordinary lyricism, imagination, and individual interpretation of the concerto form.

The works in this volume are Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129; Camille Saint-Sans: Cello Concerto No.1, Op. 33; and Antonn Dvok: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op.104. Generations of cellists and music lovers have savored these works for their unique qualities: the Schumann concerto for its ravishing interweaving of cello and orchestra; that of Saint-Sans for solid musical craftsmanship; the Dvok work for enchanting melodies and exceptionally rich invention.

Now musicians can enjoy the felicities of each work, complete and unabridged, in this sturdy, attractive Dover volume. Reprinted directly from authoritative editions, this volume offers not only great music but also the quality features that musicians have come to expect from Dover: clear reproduction of musical notation; ample space for analysis, notes, fingerings, etc.

10. Five Late String Quartets (Dover Chamber Music Scores)

Author: by Antonin Dvorák
Published at: Dover Publications (January 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0486251356

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Much esteemed for its charm and purity, Dvok’s chamber music is considered among his best work, and the five string quartets in this volume rank among his finest chamber compositions. Reproduced directly from the reliable, well-engraved Simrock editions, published under Dvok’s own supervision, the selections include: Quartet No.

10 in E-flat Major, Op.51; Quartet No.11 in C Major, Op.61; Quartet No.12 in F Major, Op. 96, “The American”; Quartet No.13 in G Major, Op. 106; and Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op.105. Now available in one inexpensive, durable Dover volume, these quartets display the individuality, mastery of instrumentation, and wealth of melodic inspiration that earned Dvok a place among the most richly gifted and versatile composers of the nineteenth century.

Musicians, music lovers, and any admirer of fine chamber music will welcome this attractive reprint of five of the master’s finest works in the genre.

11. Symphony No. 9 (Dover Miniature Music Scores)

Author: by Antonín Dvorák
Published at: Dover Publications; 1st Edition (July 10, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0486298924

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A great and lasting favorite in the vast symphonic literature, Antonn Dvok’s “New World” Symphony is among the composer’s most enduring and appealing works, exceptionally popular worldwide ever since its premiere in 1893. The work rose out of the composer’s three-year stay in the United States, blending echoes of American Indian impressions with music that reflects Dvok’s Bohemian homeland.

Folksy, evocative, spontaneous, endlessly melodic, and rhythmically alive and inventive, his Symphony No. 9 is the composer at his very best and most characteristic. This work appears in full score with original instrumentation, bar-numbered movements, and ample margins at the bottom of each score page for notes and analysis.

Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, convenient-sized volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.

12. Easiest Book of Piano Classics

Author: by Ludwig van Beethoven
Published at: Amsco Publications; 1st edition (December 31, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0825615962

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From baroque to classical to romantic… From minuets to mazurkas to marches… From Bach to Mozart to Joplin… Here are over 150 easy arrangements designed to delight the developing pianist searching for new repertoire.

13. A First Book of Dvorák

Author: by David Dutkanicz
Published at: Dover Publications (December 18, 2018)
ISBN: 978-0486828909

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Beginners often find the compositions of Antonin Dvok frustratingly difficult to play, but this introductory volume provides an accessible and satisfying entre to the Czech composer’s oeuvre. Excerpts from his more abstract works are presented in manageable samples, with simplified keys and fingerings, and the pieces are presented in gradually increasing order of difficulty.

There are an assortment of Dvok’s well-known and much-loved compositions. Humoresques is a piano cycle inspired by his sojourn in the United States. Slavonic Dances was influenced by Brahms’ Hungarian Dances. Flavorful pieces rooted in folk music, including excerpts from the Czech Suite and Prague Waltzes and a pair of lively mazurkas are featured.

Other highlights include “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” “The Noon Witch,” and pieces from cello and violin concertos and symphonic movements. All thirty-six selections are available as downloadable MP3s.

14. Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 in Full Score (Dover Music Scores)

Author: by Antonin Dvorák
Published at: Dover Publications; First Edition (December 10, 2007)
ISBN: 978-0486464381

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The Czech composer demonstrates his mastery of the orchestral form in these two works: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, with its pronounced Wagnerian influences; and the markedly contrasting Symphony No. 5 in F Major, a work of pastoral beauty. Dvork wrote his fourth symphony in early 1874.

A mainstay of the orchestral repertoire, it is scored for an orchestra of two flutes, piccolo, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, various percussion, harp, and strings. A year later, the composer wrote his fifth symphony, which reflects his interest in the classicism of Brahms and evokes his nostalgia for the forests and meadows of his native Bohemia.

Dedicated to Hans von Blow, the symphony is written for an orchestra of two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, one double bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, and strings.