From Folk Concepts to Original Style
2. The Impact of Folk Music and Speech Melody
The Impact of Folk Music and Speech Melody
I have one great joy: Moravia alone is enough to give me all necessary inspiration. So rich are her sources.1
Folksong has one spirit, because it possesses the pure man, with God’s own culture, and not the one grafted upon him. Therefore, I think that if our art music can grow out of the folk source, all of us will embrace each other in these products of art music. It will be common to all of us: it will unite us. Folksong can bind the nation—indeed nations—can bind all of mankind into one spirit, one kind of happiness, one kind of bliss.2
There is no boundary line between folk and art music—just a small difference in their development.3
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