Dvořák, Antonin

June 15, 2020, 7:00 pm

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Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904)
A five-part biography on the life of Bohemia’s most celebrated composer. Bill starts with Dvořák’s early compositions, and music from one of his first influences, Bedřich Smetana, and continues with his travels to America where he helped define our musical identity. Dvořák composed Symphony From the New World while living in the U.S. as director of the National Conservatory in New York. During his stay 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
Dvorák: Serenade For Strings
Supraphon 3563
1:49

Dvorak: Symphony No. 1 (excerpts from)
Berlin Phil/ Kubelik
Dvorak: 9 Symphonien
DG 423120
4:32

Smetana: Ma Vlast, I Vysehrad (excerpt)
Czech Phil/ Neumann
Smetana: My Country
Supraphon 111958
4:55

Smetana: The Bartered Bride – “Furiant”  (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein
Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride)
Sony 92729
2:10

Dvorak: Cypresses – “Me srdce casto v bolesti”
Lucia Popp, s; Irwin Gage, p
Schubert, Mozart, Dvorák, Mahler, Et Al: Lieder
BBC 4025
5:38

Dvorak: Cypresses – ”Death reigns in many a human breast”
Chilingirian Quartet
Dvorak: String Quartet No 7
Chan 8826
2:17

Dvorak: String Serenade in E (excerpts from)
Prague Chamber Orchestra
Dvorák: Serenade For Strings
Supraphon 3563
22:44

Episode 2

Dvorak: Piano Concerto, III
Czech Phil/ Neumann; Firkusny, p
Piano Concerto / Concertino • Capriccio
RCA Victor Red Seal RD60781
10:11

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

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

Dvorak: Symphony No. 6, I (excerpt) III
Czech Phil/ Pesek
Symphonies 1-9 & Orchestral Works
Virgin 61853
:36. 8:17

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 (excerpt)
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnanyi
Symphony No. 2 / Haydn Variations
Teldec 93678
2:49

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, I
Berlin Phil/ Kubelik
Dvorák: Symphonies Nos 7, 8 & 9
DG 439663
11:15

Episode 3

Dvorak: Symphony No. 7, III
LSO/ Dorati
Dvorák: Symphonies No 7 & 8
MER 434312
7:54

Dvorak: Op. 89, Requiem
Ambrosian Singers, LSO/ Kertesz
Requiem / Psalmus hungaricus
Decca 468487
10:35

Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, I & II
Halle Orchestra/Barbirolli
Phoenixa Series- Dvorák: Symphony No 8
EMI 64193
9:41, 10:22

Dvorak: Allegro (mvt. 5 fr. Dumky Trio)
Dumky Trio Joseph Swenson, v, Carter Brey, vc; Jeffrey Kahane, p.
[email protected], From Bach, Vol. 5
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
Americana
Phil 462948
1:30

Joplin: Swipesy Cakewalk
Henry Thacker Burleigh: Deep River
Oral Moses, v.; Ann Sears, p.
Deep River: Songs and Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh
Albany 332
1:34

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, From the New World, I & II
CSO/ Reiner
New World Symphony And Other Orchestral Masterworks
RCA 62587
8:41, 12:24

Dvorak: Op. 96, American Quartet, I & III + II (excerpt)
Guarneri Quartet
String Quartets – Streichquartette: ‘From My Life’ / “American”
Phil 420 803
9:15, 3:39 + 1:09

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, From the New World, IV
Berlin Phil/ Kubelik
Dvorak: 9 Symphonien
DG 423120
11:46

Episode 5

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

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

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