About 'Rusalkas Song to the Moon'
Dvořák, Antonín (biography)
1841 , Nelahozeves, Bohemia
1904 , Prague
Czech composer, whose influences include Brahms, Wagner and folk music from his nature land.
Rusalka is an opera by AntonÃn DvoÅ™Ã¡k. The Czech libretto was written by the poet Jaroslav Kvapil based on the fairy tales of Karel JaromÃr Erben and BoÅ¾ena NÄ›mcovÃ¡. Rusalka is one of the most successful Czech operas, and represents a cornerstone of the repertoire of Czech opera houses. A Rusalka is a water sprite from Slavic mythology, usually inhabiting a lake or river.
This popular excerpt from Rusalka is the "Song to the Moon" ("MÄ›sÃÄku na nebi hlubokÃ©m") from Act 1 which is often performed in concert and recorded separately. It has also been arranged for violin and used on film sound tracks.
|Score Key:||D major (Sounding Pitch) A major (French Horn in F) (View more D major Music for French Horn )|
|Tempo Marking:||Larghetto = c. 80|
|Time Signature:||3/8 (View more 3/8 Music)|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Difficulty:||Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players|