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Antonin Dvorak

This month, the Pittsburgh Symphony performs an diverse plethora of pieces, including contemporary and classic works from Mozart to MacMillan.

#3 Antonín Dvořák

Aug 28, 2016

Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Dvořák's Symphony No. 9, nicknamed From the New World, was written in the 1890s while Dvořák was living and working as the director for the National Conservatory of Music in New York City. The work premiered at Carnegie Hall on December 16, 1893.  As a skilled as seasoned composer and professor at the Prague Conservatory, Dvořák had a great deal of experience and expertise to bring to eager young musicians in the United States, where classical music was just beginning to establish itself.

September 2016 programs on Exploring Music

Aug 27, 2016

Join host Bill McGlaughlin this month on Exploring Music to learn about Dvořák's early career, along with music from Mexico and Central America.  See all

Week of September 5, 2016 - Antonin Dvorak A five-part biography on the life of Bohemia’s most celebrated composer. We start with a look at Dvořák's early life and works, as well as music from one of Dvořák's first influences, Bedřich Smetana and continue with his travels to American where he helped define our early musical identity.