Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Dvorak, New World Symphony

I heard this morning that Dvorak was inspired by the native Indians' music, whilst visiting the USA. Now I know why the New World symphony occasionally reminds me of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Hiyawatha's Wedding feast (my second ever experience of singing in a choir, if memory serves ...).

Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra



In places there is a mystical sense of surveying a pristine New World in all its natural perfection. It is easy to imagine Dvorak visiting America (1892–1895; director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York) with its endless space, unspoiled landscapes and a feeling of opportunities and freedom.



It is also wonderful to imagine this music giving a glimmer of this experience to millions in their day to day lives.



But - what of the TRUE experience of the New World brought about anytime, anyplace by a change of heart?





Dvorak, New World Symphony 1st movement




Dublin Philharmonic, Dvorak, New World Symphony - 1st Mvt, Conductor Derek Gleeson










Dvorak, New World Symphony - 2nd Mvt Part 1



Dvorak, New World Symphony - 2nd Mvt Part 1,Dublin Philharmonic, Conductor Derek Gleeson








Dvorak, New World Symphony - 2nd Mvt Part 2



Dvorak, New World Symphony - 2nd Mvt Part 2,Dublin Philharmonic, Conductor Derek Gleeson









Dvorak - New World Symphony - 3rd Mvt



Dvorak - New World Symphony - 3rd Mvt Dublin Philharmonic, Conductor Derek Gleeson









Dvorak - New World Symphony - 4th Mvt



Dvorak - New World Symphony - 4th Mvt Dublin Philharmonic, Conductor Derek Gleeson



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