Antonín Dvořák : Rusalkas Song to the Moon
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About 'Rusalkas Song to the Moon'
||Dvořák, Antonín (biography) (sheet music)|
, Nelahozeves, Bohemia
|The Artist:||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.