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Antonin Dvorák:

Music Nationalism circa 1848

All across Europe in the 19th century, there was a wave of nationalism as people fought for political independence. Composers started wanting musical independence, too. When they started putting folk tunes and dance rhythms from their native countries into their music, and wrote about local legends, history, and landscapes, musical nationalism was born.

Music heard in this episode:

Smetana: Ma Vlast - Vysehrad
Smetana: Ma Vlast - Moldau
Verdi: Nabucco - Va, pensiero
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1
Chopin: Revolutionary Etude
Dvorak: Czech Suite
Dvorak: Dumky Trio
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Op. 46, #8

Learn more about Antonin Dvorák

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This Week's Quiz

Who was the Czech nationalist composer who wrote Ma Vlast (My Fatherland)?

 Antonin Dvorak

 Bela Bartok

 Bedrich Smetana

 Zoltan Kodaly

Which Italian composer wrote Va, pensiero, which became an unofficial national anthem?

 Giuseppe Verdi

 Gioachino Rossini

 Antonio Vivaldi

 Giacomo Puccini

Frederic Chopin was born in what country?

 Germany

 Austria

 Czechoslovakia

 Poland

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Antonin Dvorák:

Music Nationalism circa 1848

All across Europe in the 19th century, there was a wave of nationalism as people fought for political independence. Composers started wanting musical independence, too. When they started putting folk tunes and dance rhythms from their native countries into their music, and wrote about local legends, history, and landscapes, musical nationalism was born.

Music heard in this episode:

Smetana: Ma Vlast - Vysehrad
Smetana: Ma Vlast - Moldau
Verdi: Nabucco - Va, pensiero
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1
Chopin: Revolutionary Etude
Dvorak: Czech Suite
Dvorak: Dumky Trio
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Op. 46, #8

Learn more about Antonin Dvorák

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Who was the Czech nationalist composer who wrote Ma Vlast (My Fatherland)?

 Antonin Dvorak

 Bela Bartok

 Bedrich Smetana

 Zoltan Kodaly

Which Italian composer wrote Va, pensiero, which became an unofficial national anthem?

 Giuseppe Verdi

 Gioachino Rossini

 Antonio Vivaldi

 Giacomo Puccini

Frederic Chopin was born in what country?

 Germany

 Austria

 Czechoslovakia

 Poland

 

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