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 Antonín Dvořák. The Czech libretto was written by the poet Jaroslav Kvapil based on the fairy tales of Karel Jaromír Erben and Božena Němcová. 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" ("Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém") 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.
|Time Signature:||3/8 (View more 3/8 Music)|
|Score Key:||D major (Sounding Pitch) (View more D major Music for Viola )|
|Tempo Marking:||Larghetto = c. 80|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Difficulty:||Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience|