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Dvořák’s New World

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Dvorak traveled to America in the 1890’s and this wild new country thrilled him.  He admired the beauty of African American spirituals, and was fascinated by Native American traditions.  When describing his “New World” symphony, he said, “I tried to write only in the spirit of those national American melodies,” but his Ninth is clearly an expression of both the Old World and the new.  Juxtaposed with Dvorak’s familiar symphony is a lesser-known work by composer Florence Price, whose work is interwoven with the inspiration of African American spirituals.

At a Glance
HARBISON - Remembering Gatsby: Foxtrot for Orchestra
PRICE - Symphony No. 4
DVOŘÁK - Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)


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