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Of all of the post-war avant-garde styles, neo-classicism influenced him the most. Despite all of these stimuli from the 30s, he still used Czech folk melodies, usually nursery rhymes Opening of the Wells. With respect to this he shows his personal difference from the avant-garde scene of the time.
Field Mass was first broadcast in England and heard over the radio in Czechoslovakia. He composed prolifically in the US; he had not composed a symphony before arriving in America but wrote one per year from He also enjoyed premieres of compositions by leading American orchestras in New York, Boston and Chicago. The piece commemorates the Czechs murdered by the Nazis in June in the village of Lidice. Hitler had ordered the razing and levelling of the village in reaction to the assassination of Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich by the Czech resistance earlier that month.
The piece premiered in an all-Czech concert on 28 October , the anniversary of the formation of the Czech Republic in Instead he returned to France in before accepting a teaching position at the American Academy in Rome in He died in Switzerland in The beginning of secular choral singing in Bohemia dates only from the 19 th century; at this time secular choral compositions began to appear for these new choirs.
After modest beginnings, the great composers appeared in the second half of the century. Czech choral singing reached a new qualitative level at the beginning of the twentieth century thanks to the choral teacher associations in which artistic quality took precedence over the prevailing social function, and the new technique appeared also among choral works.
The very numerous works of Josef Bohuslav Foerster — can be named as a typical example. He also composed cantatas inspired by biblical and ancient texts and passages from modern world literature. Among modern Czech composers Petr Eben — stands out.
He also was inspired by ancient and medieval texts and wrote several liturgical pieces Requiem, Missa brevis. At the beginning of the new millennium choral production by Czech composers was very rich. One of the most important reasons is that choirs have a tendency to perform new compositions, both by foreign and Czech composers, unlike instrumental groups whose repertoire is mostly based on classical music.
This is why many choral composers come from the middle and younger generation.Slovanský komorní ansámbl Bohuslav Martinů: Polní Mše (field Mass) 42 × Fotografie. Podobní umělci.