Started by schweitzeralan, April 04, 2009, 06:55:21 AM
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Quote from: Dundonnell on April 04, 2009, 07:38:39 AMI very much doubt whether Vaclav Dobias "is widely recognised as a familiar compositional highlight among the general public" I know his Symphony No.2 in the coupling with the Burghauser to which you refer and agree that it is a fine work-much, much better than the other piece by Dobias with which I am familar: the Cantata "Build up your Country to keep up the Peace" which is a pretty terrible example of Czech Socialist Realism in music.Dobias died in 1978 and does indeed appear to have churned out a lot of choral music for "the masses" on demand but whether this was simple political expediency or the result of committed belief I do not know. The Second Symphony suggests that he was a better composer than his posthumous reputation would suggest.
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