Dvorak's compositions created and spread around 1900, especially his opera Rusalka, touch on the aesthetic problem of rapport between the arts. What impact had the literary atmosphere here, especially on the librettist Jaroslav Kvapil? His multifaceted career, impregnated by the principles of the ‘parnassians' and symbolists, explains the eclecticism of his work - influenced by Maeterlinck and Schopenhauer, but also by Kytice by Erben.The poetic works of the young Kvapil, such as his Rusalka, document his links to an ideal of communication without words, which, disordered by its nature, is a type of non articulated language.
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