Outline of the Final Product (Update 6)

As mentioned in my previous blog post, I have compiled all of my section outlines together and edited them in order to create a large outline for my entire paper. This paper is divided into 5 main sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Themes and Influences; (3) Language and Speech Melody; (4) Moravian Folk Settings; and (5) […]

Live, Love, Liška Bystrouška: Themes and Influences in Janáček’s Work (Update 5)

This past week, I have been looking into the social, cultural, and political ideas and inspirations behind Janáček’s creation of The Cunning Little Vixen. I mainly studied the general timeline of the creation, the influence of specific people, and overarching themes of nature and reality throughout the opera. Along the way, I also was able […]

Window into the Czech Soul: Moravian Dialect and Janáček’s Speech Melodies (Update 4)

speech melody example

Over the last week, I have been looking into Janáček’s use of the Moravian dialect of Czech in his vocal works, including operas, and his creation and study of what he called “speech melodies.” I had previously done general research on these topics in order to have a bit of background knowledge, but this week […]