Composed by Miloslav Kabelác. Miloslav Kabelac. Complete Critical EditionV/4. Czech title: Cizokrajne motivy op. 38. Classical. Performance score. Opus 38. Editio Baerenreiter Praha #H07906_00. Published by Editio Baerenreiter Praha (PA.H07906).
ISBN 9790260103412. 31 x 23.2 cm inches.
Miloslav Kabelac (1908-1979) started employing himself with the problems of music cultures standing out of Europe after the World War II. Inspiration by this music can be found in his works quite often, however, the most outstanding work of this kind is the piano cycle Motifs from Exotic Lands Op.38 from 1958-1959.
In the composition art the author intended to work up musical thoughts and feelings, which are very different from the European ones. The composer used both original ethnographical components and also components independently created in this spirit. Some motifs can be geographically identified and others just nearly reflect bigger areas (to choose out of ten motifs, e.g. Indian, Javanese, Eskimoan, Central African etc.).
Motifs from Exotic Lands are being published for the first time according to the autograph, respectively as 4. volume, V. series of Complete Critical Edition of Miloslav Kabelac's Works edited by researcher Zdenek Nouza. There are author's notes about the approximate lenght at the end of each piece as well as pedal markings.