David Vondráček

Dr. David Vondráček

Department of Musicology

phone: +420 220 303 937

Researcher at the Department of Musicology with specialization in the history of operetta.

David Vondráček studied music pedagogy, musicology, Czech and German linguistics and literature in Munich. In 2018, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Munich (LMU) with a dissertation on the music of Jaroslav Ježek, supervised by prof. Hartmut Schick. Vondráček has been teaching a wide range of music-historical classes at LMU and subsequently at Charles University Prague. He also worked in the sound archive of the Bavarian Radio (BR) and for De Gruyter press (Deutsches Theaterlexikon).

Research interests: Czech music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; modernist tendencies in Eastern and Southeastern Europe; musical nationalism and cultural transfer; music theater including melodrama; popular music and jazz; the Viennese classics and Schubert; the history of piano music; solitary figures in music history such as Emánuel Moór and George Enescu.

Publications (selection):

David Vondráček, Jaroslav Ježek zwischen Avantgarde und Jazz (Münchner Veröffentlichungen zur Musikgeschichte, Bd. 81), München 2021.

David Vondráček (ed.), The East, the West, and the In-Between in Music (Münchner Veröffentlichungen zur Musikgeschichte, Sonderband 2), München 2021.

David Vondráček, Der tschechische Blick auf Johann Stamitz, in: Sarah-Denise Fabian et al. (edd.), Johann Stamitz und die europäische Musikermigration im 18. Jahrhundert (Schriften zur Südwestdeutschen Hofmusik, Bd. 4), Heidelberg 2021, pp.  45–69.

David Vondráček, Musik und Lebenswelt bei Gideon Klein. Mit einigen Anmerkungen zu seinen Chorsätzen, in: Albrecht Dümling (ed.), Torso eines Lebens. Der Komponist und Pianist Gideon Klein (19191945) (Verdrängte Musik, Bd. 23), Neumünster 2020, pp. 59–77.

David Vondráček, Aus Böhmen und Mähren in die Welt. Musik(theater), Mobilität und Migration in der Moderne, in: Burcu Dogramaci – Berenika Szymanski-Düll – Wolfgang Rathert (edd.), Leave, Left, Left. Migrationsphänomene in den Künsten, Berlin 2020, pp. 43–62.

David Vondráček, Dohnányi und die Tradition. Das Klavierquintett Nr. 2 es-Moll, op. 26 (1914), in: Studia Musicologica 59/3–4, 2018, pp. 301–308.

David Vondráček, Die Kafka Band & Co.: Zur popkulturellen Aneignung Kafkas, in: Steffen Höhne – Alice Stašková (edd.), Franz Kafka und die Musik (Intellektuelles Prag im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, Bd. 12), Köln 2018, pp. 245–259.


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