Arts and Culture

Over the weekend: CSO adds a multi-media twist to Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák had strong misgivings about making the long journey from his native Bohemia to the United States. "America is full of Indians and wild animals," the Czech composer declared in 1892, after the prestigious National Conservatory of Music offered him a teaching post in New York City. Despite his initial fears, Dvořák accepted, and his decision would help mold the course of orchestral music in the 20th century. Dvořák would compose his most popular and enduring symphony during his three-year sojourn the States, drawing on a palette of sounds that ranged from American folk music to North American bird songs.
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