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Mail typeVaria
SenderMartinů, Bohuslav
Sender (corporation)
Sender location
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Send date note[1942-43 - note by archivist
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Recipient location
Former owner
OwnerLibrary of Congress, Washington D.C.
Call number at owner
Former call number at IBM50/58
Call number at IBMBSO 0000-00-00a
Content and physical description
ContentBM is thinking about the symphonic form: it is one of the great problems of contemporary composers. He writes about the history and about the fruitless attempts of modern composers to change the structure. The content is not affected, with rare exceptions. What a lofty ideal should be? Each composer of this time is obliged to blend the sensations of grandeur and tragedy to a certain extent, it is the inheritance of the Romantic era. He is thinking about the exaggerated expressivity and noise of these times. The music loses its charm and the visitors are exhausted when they leave a concert. At the end he describes his First Symphony from an aesthetic point of view. It has the classic four-movement plan and corresponds to his own convictions. He talks about the birth of the work.
Total number of leafs2
Number of pages bearing text4
MarkingsNahoře poznámka archiváře: [1942-43]. Občasné vpisy tužkou, většinou překlady do AJ nebo korekce v hláskování.

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Digitized atLibrary of Congress
Date of digitization2017
Note on digitization
Location as subject
Jamaica - New York City, New York
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