Dvorak's "New World" Symphony (Re-Broadcast)

03.28.2019 - By Sticky Notes: The Classical Music Podcast

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We're taking a look back this week at Dvorak's beloved New World Symphony. This is a piece that has been popular since its very first performance, but its origins are widely debated. Is this music based on Native American, or African-American music? Or is it simply an expression of Dvorak's nostalgia for his Bohemian homeland? The answer, as you'll see, is a bit complicated. But wherever this music comes from, it remains some of the most stirring, emotionally satisfying, and beautiful pieces ever written.

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