One of the greatest composers of Czech history, Dvorak was a proponent of nationalism in music, incorporating folk influences into his work in Classical music of all forms. This documentary is a poetic exploration of his life and work, interspersing historical segments with fantastical dance and music tableaux set in the Czech countryside. Like Dvorak's own work, it communicates the composer's deep love of his Bohemian country home, as well as his interest in trains and boats. The melodies and rhythms of the music, both spontaneous-sounding and formally precise, evoke the traditional myths and Slavic landscapes that inspired Dvorak's compositions. Featuring the Quatuor Morency, directed by Bernar Hébert, the musical selection includes the String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 51.
Classical Music |
Live Concerts |