Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
"Romantic Pieces" Op. 75; I. Allegro moderato
I took Highway 13 South to Cedar Rapids and visited the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library located in Czech Village.
I meandered through three galleries: Smith Gallery, Petrik Gallery, and the Jiruska Gallery, with the biggest exhibit
being that of Alphonse Mucha: Inspirations of Art Nouveau. Mucha (1860-1939) may be best known
for his creation of “Slav Epic” – a series of murals (20 of them) that depict the history of the Slavonic
peoples. His paintings, portraits, posters, photos, and murals focused on nature’s beauty, national
unity, and spirituality, and most of his models and motifs were women. I moseyed around a little bit more
before purchasing a C.D.
the “Czech Serenade”) which is being played on this webpage.
|National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.