Dvořák, Antonin

June 23, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Bill’s biography of Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904) a prominent Bohemian composer during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dvořák composed Symphony From the New World while living in the U.S. as director of the National Conservatory, in New York. While there he met African American classical musician Harry T. Burleigh, who sang spirituals to Dvořák that moved him to say it was the authentic music of America and would deeply influence his future compositions such as The American Quartet featured in the fourth Episode.

Playlist

Episode 1

Dvorak: Serenade for Strings Op.22, II
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Supraphon 3563
1:49

Dvorak: Symphony No. 1 (excerpts from)
Berlin Phil/ Kubelik
DG 423120
4:32
Smetana: Ma Vlast, I Vysehrad (excerpt)
Czech Phil/ Neumann
Supraphon 111958
4:55
Smetana: “Furiant” fr. The Bartered Bride (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein
Sony 92729
2:10
Dvorak: “Me srdce casto v bolesti” fr. Cypresses
Lucia Popp, s; Irwin Gage, p
BBC 4025
5:38
Dvorak: ”Death reigns in many a human breast” fr. Cypresses
Chilingirian Quartet
Chan 8826
2:17
Dvorak: String Serenade in E (excerpts from)
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Supraphon 3563
22:44

Episode 2

Dvorak: Piano Concerto, III
Czech Phil/ Neumann; Firkusny, p
10:11

Dvorak: Wind Serenade Op. 44, I & II
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Del 3152
10:34

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 1
Gewandhaus Orchestra/Neumann
Supraphon 111959
4:00

Dvorak: Symphony No. 6, I (excerpt) III
Czech Phil/ Pesek
Virgin 61853
:36. 8:17
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnanyi
2:49
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, I
Berlin Phil/ Kubelik
DG 439663
11:15

Episode 3

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, III
LSO/ Dorati
MER 434312
7:54

Dvorak: Op. 89, Requiem
Ambrosian Singers, LSO/ Kertesz
Decca 468487
10:35
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, I & II
Halle Orchestra/Barbirolli
EMI 64193
9:41, 10:22
Dvorak: Allegro (mvt. 5 fr. Dumky Trio)
Dumky Trio Joseph Swenson, v, Carter Brey, vc; Jeffrey Kahane, p.
Musicmasters 60152
3:49
Dvorak: Lento maestoso (mvt 6 fr. Dumky trio)
Young Uck Kim, v; Yo-Yo Ma, vc.; Carter Brey, p
4:49

Episode 4

Foster: “Old Folks at Home”
Leila Josefowicz, v; John Novacek, p
Phil 462948
1:30

Joplin: Swipesy Cakewalk
Henry Thacker Burleigh: Deep River
Oral Moses, v.; Ann Sears, p.
Albany 332
1:34
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, From the New World, I & II
CSO/ Reiner
RCA 62587
8:41, 12:24
Dvorak: Op. 96, American Quartet, I & III + II (excerpt)
Guarneri Quartet
Phil 420 803
9:15, 3:39 + 1:09
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, From the New World, IV
Berlin Phil/ Kubelik
DG 423120
11:46

Episode 5

Dvorak: Sonatina, II
Gil and Orli Shaham
DG 449820
3:37

Dvorak: Concerto for Cello, II & III
Berlin Phil/ Szell; Pierre Fournier, vc
DG 423881
11:23, 12:17

Dvorak: Rusalka (excerpts from)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus/ Neumann;Gabriela Benackova-Capova, Richard Novak, Wieslaw Ochman, soloists
Supraphon 3718
7:56, 4:21, 5:21