F. James Rybka's Bohuslav Martinu: The Compulsion to Compose PDF

By F. James Rybka

Bohemian composer Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) was once tremendously prolific, composing over four hundred imaginitive, well-crafted, and numerous items, together with symphonies, operas, ballet rankings, and different orchestral works. For 12 years (1941-1953), he lived in the USA, within which he loved a super attractiveness, and his works have been performed via approximately the entire significant orchestras. but at the present time, his works are infrequently performed.

In Bohuslav Martinu: The Compulsion to Compose, F. James Rybka offers a documented reason behind Martinu's outstanding output: he had Asperger syndrome. certainly, Martinu is assumed to be the 1st composer ever to be documented, albeit retrospectively, with an autistic spectrum affliction. during this specified biography, Rybka follows Martinu's existence from his start in Policka, Bohemia to his composition experiences with Albert Roussel, his get away from Nazis, and his upward push as an the world over well-known composer with premieres of his works in Boston, Prague, London, and Basel.

As Rybka explains how the dynamics of Asperger Syndrome affected the composer's paintings, readers will extra absolutely have fun with Martinu's accomplishments and legacy. Containing vital letters and pictures, this ebook will motivate and tell these impacted by means of autism yet can also be of curiosity to song students and scholars alike.

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Bohemian composer Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) was once tremendously prolific, composing over four hundred ingenious, well-crafted, and various items, together with symphonies, operas, ballet rankings, and different orchestral works. For 12 years (1941-1953), he lived in the USA, in which he loved a super recognition, and his works have been performed via approximately all of the significant orchestras.

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