Karel Hynek Mácha and Czech music

Pages 128-134
Keywords Karel Hynek Mácha (1810–1836) – literary romanticism – reception of Mácha’s work in Czech music (19th – 20th century) – musical compositions – theatre inscenations – movie productions – biography of Karel Hynek Mácha and his work
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2012/57/1-2

Mácha’s literary work is highly musical, and he himself was deemed musical to his contemporaries. This paper studies the reception of Mácha’s opus in Czech music of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly compositions upon the 100th anniversary of the poet’s death in 1936, but also inscenations of Mácha’s work, cinema rendition of his May and Thee Gypsies, and works pertaining to Mácha’s person.

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