TITLE

Smetana's Second String Quartet: Voice of madness or triumph of spirit?

AUTHOR(S)
Katz, Derek
PUB. DATE
December 1997
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Winter97, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p516
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on musician Bedrich Smetana's Second String Quartet in D Minor, referencing the medical conditions which he worked under to compose the quartet. Reference to the First String Quartet subtitled `From My Life'; Information on signs of mental distress; Comparison between the first quartet and the second quartet; Suggestion that the second quartet should be read as an autobiographical document; Details on his completed opera `The Devil's Wall.'
ACCESSION #
826003

 

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