Forging a national identity : ideological undercurrents in Smetana's Vltava

dc.contributor.advisorBuhler, James, 1964-en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAlm�n, Byronen
dc.creatorEricson, Kaitlin Leeen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-01T15:47:59Zen
dc.date.available2010-12-01T15:47:59Zen
dc.date.available2010-12-01T15:48:07Zen
dc.date.issued2010-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2010en
dc.date.updated2010-12-01T15:48:08Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractSmetana’s Vltava is widely described as a musical depiction of sights and scenes on a journey down the Vltava River that glorifies the river as a defining national landmark. While this understanding of the piece complies with its program and produces a formal and thematic analysis that reveals a general adherence to the conventions of the nineteenth-century symphonic poem, the interpretation only considers the work in isolation and does not account for its most exceptional features. My paper will analyze Vltava in its larger context as a part of the symphonic cycle of Má Vlast to uncover a deeper programmatic significance to the movement’s formal and thematic design, one inextricably bound up with Smetana’s Czech nationalism. The analysis will consider all of the movements of the cycle and their relationships to one another, with particular emphasis on the crucial relationship between Vltava and Z českých luhů a hájů.en
dc.description.departmentMusicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-1489en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectSmetanaen
dc.subjectVltavaen
dc.subjectMá Vlasten
dc.subjectCzech nationalismen
dc.subjectSymphonic poemen
dc.titleForging a national identity : ideological undercurrents in Smetana's Vltavaen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentMusicen
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Musicen

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