Dvořák muses on styles from America, blending Old and New Worlds.
Francisco COLL: Hidd’n Blue [U.S. Premiere]
DE FALLA: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Concert DurationAbout 1 hour, 40 minutes with intermission
This concert is part of Series 2
- At the height of his fame, de Falla was drawn to the Alhambra palace. The vast gardens there inspired music that rivals the greatest orchestral works of Ravel and Debussy.
- Dvořák was lured to America by a job as director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City.
- Dvořák wrote his Ninth Symphony in a townhouse on East 17th Street, adding the title “From the New World” as an afterthought, signifying “impressions and greetings” from America.